ESL Resources

For additional assistance with your ESL students,

please contact Misti Thompson.


Link to Instructional Videos to assist you with implementation of ESL Strategies.

This document is a slightly reformatted version of the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), which is available on the Texas Education Agency website.

This resource is organized so that teachers can drill down to display student learning objecive sentence stems based on ELPS Student Expectations and Language Objectives.

This tool is organized with links to sentence frames to assist teachers in supporting the progression from simple to complex language skills based on language tense.

This link is to resources provided by Region 9. Contact Misti Thompson for the access key code.

This is a fillable/printable checklist of the Instructional Accommodations provided by TEA.

These descriptors will assist in determining the appropriate levelin each domain: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, or Advanced High.

2018–2019 English Learner Reclassification Criteria Chart

At the end of the school year, a district may reclassify an English Learner (EL) as English proficient for the first time or a subsequent time if the student is able to participate equally in a regular all-English instruction program as determined by satisfactory performance in all three assessment areas and the results of a subjective teacher evaluation.

The Bilingual/ESL Unit in the Special Populations Division provides direction and leadership with the implementation of Bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs for English language learners.

Language Proficiency Assessment Committee

Provided by Region 20, this site contained valuable resources for anyone participating in LPAC meetings.

Commissioner's Rules Concerning State Plan for Educating English Language Learners

The 2018-2019 List of Approved Tests for Assessments of English Learners is provided in the link above, but is only applicable for this school year. Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, LEAs will be required to use a single statewide test for entry and reclassification .

This link will provide you with videos and assistance with implementing the ELPS in each subject.

Gain instant access to the content you seek, whether you are looking for “just-in-time” resources that you can leverage during a particular lesson, sequenced binders of instruction that you can assign to students, or self-directed PD training courses that you can take to earn CPE credit hours. This is the gateway to the content you need for your classroom and for yourself, even as these needs shift from day to day.

This document will provide outstanding guides for every grade level for quick reference use in the classroom.


This Texas Education Agency (TEA) publication is designed to guide language proficiency assessment committees (LPACs) in making assessment and designated supports decisionsfor English learners (ELs) participating in the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) program.

This resource will help guide you through classroom writing samples for TELPAS.

This resource provides you with language-rich activities and strategies for the classroom.

Teacher form for EOY LPAC 2018 JES

JES End of Year LPAC Teacher Form