NEW! Bilingual / ESL Program Exit Chart for 2011 – 2012 (Texas)

In Texas, the criteria for reclassifying a limited English proficient (LEP) student as non-LEP and exiting them  from a bilingual, ESL, or other special language program has changed for the 2011 – 2012 school year thanks to the advent of our new state assessment system, STAAR (State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness).

Here’s the new exit/reclassification criteria in a handy downloadable chart. 

This new criteria is good for the 2011 – 2012 school year only. That’s because TEA (Texas Education Agency) is using the 2011 – 2012 year to establish proficiency standards for STAAR grades 3 – 8. STAAR EOC performance standards will be set in February 2012.  Next year (2012 – 2013) we will be putting out another exit/reclassification chart.

For more info on exiting, check out these posts: Teacher Input is Key in Exiting Decisions ; Exiting from a Dual Language Program; Should This Student be Exited? .

Here’s a list of other helpful EL assessment resources for Texas schools:

All Things LPAC / STAAR

Making State Assessments Best Practice Guide (Texas)

Assessment Decision Roster (LPAC eform)

Individual Assessment Decision Record (LPAC eform)








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