ELL Eligibility

Chapter §89.1225.

Testing and Classification of Students.

(a) For identifying English language learners, school districts shall administer to each student who has a language other than English as identified on the home language survey:

(1) in prekindergarten through Grade 1, an oral language proficiency test approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA); and

(2) in Grades 2-12, a TEA-approved oral language proficiency test and the English reading and English language arts sections from a TEA-approved norm-referenced assessment, or another test approved by the TEA, unless the norm-referenced standardized achievement instrument is not valid in accordance with subsection (f)(2)(C) of this section.

If a student speaks other language than English and after taking the initial tests is not proficient in English he/she may qualify to receive bilingual/ESL education.