TEA has developed the TELPAS Alternate assessment to meet the federal requirements mandated under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which requires states to administer an alternate English language proficiency (ELP) assessment for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities who cannot participate in the general ELP assessment, even with allowable accommodations. Texas has adopted a definition of significant cognitive disability that can be found here.
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All About the TELPAS Alternate Test
Find more information about the TELPAS Alternate test.
How to Help My Child Prepare
Access a family checklist and resources on the TELPAS Alternate test.
TELPAS Alternate FAQs
Find answers to frequently asked questions about the TELPAS Alternate test.
Understanding Your Child's Score
Learn about your child's test score and understanding the TELPAS Alternate Report Card.
Provides resources for increasing family awareness of disabilities and special education processes.