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English language proficiency standards (ELPS). Georgina K. Gonzalez Bilingual/ESL Director Susie Coultress Assistant Director Curriculum Division Texas Education Agency. 775,645 Total Identified English Language Learners (ELLs) PEIMS, Fall 2007. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • *English language proficiency standards (ELPS)Georgina K. GonzalezBilingual/ESL DirectorSusie CoultressAssistant DirectorCurriculum DivisionTexas Education Agency

  • * 775,645

    Total Identified English Language Learners (ELLs)

    PEIMS, Fall 2007an increase of 43,491 since the 2006-07 school year.

  • *Texas ELL Special Language Program ParticipationELLs775,645Bilingual422,377ESL297,553ELL Parental Denials 49,071

    PEIMS 2007About 10% of ELLs served by special education ELLs represent about 16% of the total students in Texas

  • *Major Language Groups in Texas Schools92% Spanish speakers 711,388Prominent languages other than Spanish:14,094 Vietnamese3,627 Urdu3,594 Arabic3,195 KoreanPEIMS, Fall 2007

    More than 135 languages are represented in Texas schools Other languages include Mandarin (Chinese), Cantonese, Tagalog (Pilipino), and Cantonese (Chinese).

  • *Quality Counts Report 200964.1% English language learners (ELLs) in Texas are proficient in Mathematics while in the nation only 43% are proficient in that subject. Texas ELLs outperformed the nation in Reading: 64.4% ELLs in Texas are proficient in Reading while in the nation only 38.2%. Even though Texas has the second largest population of ELLs in the nation Texas ranks 13th in the nation in the Achievement of the ELL students in grades K-12.

    TEXASNATION64.1% ELLs proficient in Math43% ELLs proficient in Math

    64.4% ELLs are proficient in Reading38.2% ELLs are proficient in Reading

  • *English Language Learners Performance in TexasResults on the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) show that in grades 3-12 in 2008, 45% of ELLs attained a composite rating of Advanced High. This performance was up 6 percentage points from the previous year, when 39% of the students attained a composite rating of Advanced High.

  • *English Language Learners Performance in TexasFrom 2007 to 2008 the average gain per grade in percent of ELLs passing was 6% for grades 6 through 11.The 2007 2008 performance of these students provides a clear indication of the hard work that bilingual/ESL educators are doing to ensure their academic success.

  • *The English language proficiency standards (ELPS) The English language proficiency standards (ELPS) are the revised ESL TEKS and were adopted by SBOE in November 2007 and became effective in December 25, 2007. School districts will implement the ELPS as an integral part of each subject in the required curriculum.

  • *ELPS BenefitsThe implementation of the ELPS will facilitate effective instruction in second language acquisition which involves giving ELLs opportunities to listen, speak, read, and write at their current levels of English development while gradually increasing the linguistic complexity of the English they read and hear, and are expected to speak and write. When educators use the ELPS for instruction and assessment the Texas Education Agency encourages their use not in the several summarized versions that have appeared throughout the state, but in the original form as they appear in Texas Administrative Code (TAC) chapter 74 section 4.

  • *Professional DevelopmentCurrently, a statewide professional development for English Language Arts and Reading and Spanish Language Arts and Reading is being developed that incorporates the English language proficiency standards. This professional development will be disseminated the summer of 2009. Since our Texas Education Agency has redesigned their website, the bilingual/ESL website will also be redesigned. We will be including new information and several resources for the ELPS on that website.

  • *Texas Education Agency (TEA)Although the state of Texas is making strides in better meeting the educational needs of our English language learners, there is still much work to be done. TEA will continue efforts to improve the achievement of ELLs and pursue all opportunities to afford students the opportunity to graduate from high school with the best possible tools to become productive, successful members of society and to take advantage of the full range of post-secondary opportunities available to them.

    **an increase of 43,491 since the 2006-07 school year. *About 10% of ELLs served by special education ELLs represent about 16% of the total students in Texas

    *Other languages include Mandarin (Chinese), Cantonese, Tagalog (Pilipino), and Cantonese (Chinese). * 64.1% English language learners (ELLs) in Texas are proficient in Mathematics while in the nation only 43% are proficient in that subject. Texas ELLs outperformed the nation in Reading: 64.4% ELLs in Texas are proficient in Reading while in the nation only 38.2%. Even though Texas has the second largest population of ELLs in the nation Texas ranks 13th in the nation in the Achievement of the ELL students in grades K-12.*The results for the individual linguistic domains are combined into a composite rating, which is used in the federal Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) accountability indicators required under Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). These indicators require school districts to reach two types of annually increasing targets. The first target is to increase the percent of ELLs who make progress of at least one proficiency level from year to year. The second target is to increase the percent of ELLs who attain English language proficiency. ELLs who receive a composite rating of Advanced High are considered to have attained English language proficiency under the federal accountability system. *The State Board of Education (SBOE) adopted English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) in November, 2007 and became effective December 25, 2007 to replace the ESL standards. School districts will implement the ELPS as an integral part of each subject in the required curriculum. The implementation of the ELPS will facilitate effective instruction in second language acquisition which involves giving ELLs opportunities to listen, speak, read, and write at their current levels of English development while gradually increasing the linguistic complexity of the English they read and hear, and are expected to speak and write. When educators use the ELPS for instruction and assessment the Texas Education Agency encourages their use not in the several summarized versions that have appeared throughout the state, but in the original form as they appear in Texas Administrative Code (TAC) chapter 74 section 4.

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