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ERIC Number: ED578989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 66
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
TELPAS: Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System. Rater Manual, Grades K-12
Texas Education Agency
The Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) fulfills federal requirements for assessing the English language proficiency of English language learners (ELLs) in kindergarten through grade 12 in four language domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. TELPAS assesses students in alignment with the Texas English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), which are part of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Student performance is reported in terms of the four English language proficiency levels described in the ELPS: beginning, intermediate, advanced, and advanced high. TELPAS results are used in accountability and performance-based monitoring indicators. The instructions in this manual explain the responsibilities of raters for the spring 2016 TELPAS administration. Testing coordinators and other personnel with oversight roles should be familiar with the contents of this manual, the "2016 TELPAS Reading Test Administrator Manual," and the TELPAS information in the "2016 District and Campus Coordinator Manual." Assessment procedures must be followed exactly so that all individuals eligible for testing are assessed in a uniform manner. This manual includes a checklist that helps raters keep track of the activities involved in preparing for the assessments, completing the assessments, and returning materials. Contains appendices.
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
IES Cited: ED577092