Understanding Your Child's Score

Understanding Your Child's Score

Learn About Your Child’s Test Score in the TELPAS Report Card

Every student who takes the TELPAS test receives a TELPAS Report Card that helps parents see where their child is doing well and where he or she may need extra help.

A Walkthrough of the TELPAS Report Card

No matter what grade your child is in, this grade 8 sample report card will help you read the report, understand your child's TELPAS results and see his or her progress from the previous year. Explore the areas on this sample TELPAS Report Card to learn what they mean.

How To Understand Performance

Here are the TELPAS proficiency levels and what they mean:

Advanced High

Students who receive this rating are able to use academic English in classroom activities with little English-language support from others, even when learning about unfamiliar material. Students at this level have a large enough vocabulary in English to communicate clearly and fluently in most situations.


Students who receive this rating are able to understand and use academic English in classroom activities when given some English-language support. In social situations, these students can understand most of what they hear but have some difficulty with unfamiliar grammar and vocabulary.


Students who receive this rating are able to use common, basic English in routine academic activities but need considerable English-language support to make learning understandable. Socially, these students are able to communicate simply about familiar topics and are generally able to understand conversations but may not comprehend all the details.


Students who receive this rating are in the early stages of learning English. These students have a small vocabulary of very common words and little ability to use English in academic settings. These students often communicate using English they have memorized.

Helpful Links

Check out the links below to quickly get where you need to go:

STAAR Alternate 2, TELPAS, and TELPAS Alternate Resources

Special Education Information and Call Center

Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES)

This program gives one-time $1500 grants to families of students served by special education.