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