ERIC Number: ED437429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment System for Limited English Proficient Students Exempted from the Texas Assessment Program at Grades 3-8. A Report Submitted to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the House and the 75th Legislature.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
The Texas Education Code requires the Commissioner of Education to develop and propose a system for evaluating the progress of students eligible for exemption from the statewide assessment program under current law. This report summarizes the proposed system for limited English proficient (LEP) students. It includes proposed changes to the assessment and accountability systems using the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) tests, the Spanish versions of the TAAS for grades 3 and 6, and a new instrument for measuring proficiency in reading written English, which will be developed or purchased for this assessment effort. The proposed system defines the points at which students will take the defined assessments. All LEP students receiving instruction in Spanish will take either the Spanish TAAS or the English TAAS at the time of LEP program exit. Students taking the Spanish TAAS will also take the test of English reading proficiency. Students who enter the United States by first or second grade will take the English TAAS after 4 years. Other testing points are listed for students who enter at different grade levels. One appendix lists project activities in assessment development, and the other discusses research studies proposed to study the implementation and operation of the assessment system. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas