As of the 2016-2017 school year, Texas’s schools were home to more than 922,000 English language learners. As of the 2014-2015 school year, the most common five languages spoken by ELLs in Texas were Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Chinese, and Urdu. (U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Statistics)
State ELL Resources
State Agency: Texas Education Agency
ELP Standards & Assessment
ELP Standards: TELPAS
Assessment: Information on State Assessments for ELLs
Statewide Standards-Based Assessment
Assessment: State Testing
NCELA: Title III Information
Common Core State Standards: No
ESSA: Texas ESSA State Plan
Hidalgo Early College Toolkit
Hidalgo ISD is a small, rural school district in South Texas where every student earns college credits before graduating from high school. After two years of collaboration with Hidalgo, Jobs for the Future is sharing the district's knowledge about what it takes to create college opportunity for all.
Houston A+ Challenge: Preparing to Dream
Program aiming to improve postsecondary access and success among low-income and first-generation college students in the Houston, TX region.
Mi Escuelita is a Texas-based early childhood program dedicated to teaching English and early learning skills to at-risk children of all cultures to help them prepare for a successful school experience.
The Texas Federation of Teachers is the Texas State Affiliate of the 1.3 million-member American Federation of Teachers and represents more than 57,000 members statewide.
Texas Association for Bilingual Education (TABE)
Through a balanced program of research, professional development, and public education, TABE pursues the implementation of educational policies and effective bilingual-bicultural programs that promote equal educational opportunity and academic excellence for bilingual/ESL students.
Texas Partners Resource Network
Partners Resource Network is a non-profit agency that operates the Texas statewide network of Parent Training and Information Centers
Texas State Teachers Association
Texas State Teachers Association is a National Education Association State Affiliate that regularly lobbies legislators for the resources schools need, campaigns for higher professional standards for the teaching profession, and files legal actions to protect academic freedom and the rights of school employees.
TexTESOL is an affiliate of TESOL with five regional affiliates. TESOL&s mission is to develop and maintain professional expertise in English language teaching and learning for speakers of other languages worldwide.
Texas: Seal of Biliteracy
Texas adopted the Seal of Biliteracy in 2013. The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school, district, or state in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.