Title III-Bilingual-ESL

TEA Updates and Region 7 Workshops


ESL TExES Exam Preparation

Register now for the June or July session

June 3 - Register

July 18 - Register

May and June Sessions

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Practice Makes Permanent Practice and Application (May 20 - AM)

Deliver Engaging Lessons (May 20 - PM)

The POWER of Lesson Preparation (May 31 - AM)

Cooperative Learning (May 31 - PM)


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End of Year LPAC Online Course (May 7 - 30)

The 2019 Summer Bilingual-ESL Conference is Almost Full

Click on the flyer below to see a preview of the conference speakers!

TEA Updates

English Learner Program Implementation Resources

The TEA English Learner Support Division is thrilled to announce the release of newly developed implementation resources for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Programs and for Sheltered Instruction in English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs, per the Commissioner’s Initiative to support Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in effective programming for English learners (ELs).

A new webpage, English Learner Program Implementation Resources, has been linked to our TEA Bilingual and ESL Programs webpage to include

  • reviews of literature for bilingual education programs and ESL programs,
  • program implementation rubrics for DLI and for ESL
  • associated rubric scoring tools.

As you visit the TEA Bilingual and ESL Programs webpage, you may also notice that the information and materials have been reorganized to accommodate for growing resources developed by the English Learner Support Division.

NEW and UPDATED Resources for LEA Leaders - Bilingual and ESL Programs

Updated Guidance

On the TEA Bilingual/ESL Programs webpage, the Allowable Use of Bilingual Education Allotment (BEA) Funds for Comprehensive Professional Development Plan document has been updated (November). The previous version of this document provided guidance that LEAs filing for both the bilingual education exception and the ESL waiver would be required to utilize a total of 20% of their BEA funds for their comprehensive professional development (PD) plans (10% for bilingual and 10% for ESL). Given the timeline of the release of this information, the Commissioner has approved for an adjustment in the guidance for the 2018-2019 school year, allowing for LEAs filing for both the bilingual education exception and the ESL waiver to utilize a total of 10% of their BEA funds for their comprehensive PD plans. The updated document reflects this change. Further guidance on BEA funds for PD to LEAs applying for both the bilingual exception and ESL waiver for the 2019-2020 school year will be forthcoming.

NEW Resource for District Leadership

Related to districts who have filed bilingual education exceptions and/or ESL waivers, the TEA English Learner Support Division has developed a new resource for superintendents and other LEA leadership entitled Building Bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs as a Local Education Agency (LEA) . This resource serves as an overview guide that provides clear, succinct guidelines on how to best serve English learners as an LEA by building bilingual and ESL programs and how to move away from the necessity of filing annual bilingual education exceptions and/or English as a Second Language (ESL) waivers.

ESL TExES Exam Information

The ESL Supplemental TExES and all other TExES exams are located on the new website:


The test number is 154 - English as a Second Language Supplemental

You may search for test locations and available dates, access test review information and take a practice exam on the website.

In order to register for an exam, you must create an account on this website and will need to know your 7 digit TEA ID number. To access your TEA ID number, sign into your TEAL account on the SBEC website: https://tealprod.tea.state.tx.us/TSP/TEASecurePortal/Access/LogonServlet

K-6 Spanish language arts and reading TEKS resources

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has posted the Kindergarten-Grade 6 Spanish language arts and reading TEKS, Adopted 2017, and the K-6 vertical alignment document in Spanish. You can find these resources on TEA's TEKS in Spanish webpage. For your convenience, we’ve included a link to the webpage:

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills in Spanish

LPAC FAQ Document

TEA has posted an LPAC FAQ Document on the Bilingual-ESL Homepage, and will update the document periodically.

FAQ for English Learners and LPAC * Updated*- Released 10/22/2018

Languages Other Than English (LOTE)

Dual Language Program LOTE Credit

A student may satisfy one credit of the two LOTE credits required for graduation by successfully completing a dual language immersion program at elementary school.

For more information, see the Languages Other Than English FAQ document, question # 14.

Also, see http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter074/ch074b.html

§74.12. Foundation High School Program (b.5.F)

Graduation Requirements

In June 2018, the SBOE gave final approval to amendments to Foundation High School Program requirements. Among other changes, the SBOE added Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A, International Baccalaureate (IB) Computer Science Standard Level, and IB Computer Science Higher Level to the list of computer programming languages that may meet the languages other than English (LOTE) requirement (TAC 74.12(b)(5)(A)(ii)). The amended rule was effective August 27, 2018.


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