English Language Proficiency Standards
Among the many initiatives, emphasis will be given to the ELPS (English Language Proficiency Standards). The newly revised English language proficiency standards (ELPS) under 19 TAC Chapter 74, Subchapter A. Required Curriculum were adopted effective December 25, 2007. The ELPS include the TELPAS proficiency level descriptors. The ELPS also include cross-curricular second language acquisition essential knowledge and skills that teachers of all foundation and enrichment subjects are required to teach ELLs.