This Week in Performance Reporting: February 3, 2023

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What’s New in Performance Reporting

A–F Accountability

As the TELPAS writing domain is being updated for 2023, the English Language Proficiency (ELP) component will be evaluated differently for 2023 accountability. TELPAS results will be evaluated at the domain level in place of the composite rating. A student is considered having made progress if the student advances, or is scored as Advanced High or Basic Fluency, in at least two of three domains from the prior year (2022) to the current year (2023). The three evaluated domains are listening, speaking, and reading. Only students evaluated in all three domains in both 2022 and 2023 are evaluated. For 2024, the ELP methodology will return to the use of the TELPAS composite rating. This proposal generated questions about how the ELP component would impact reclassification. The Emergent Bilingual Support Division has provided the following guidance.

At the end of the school year, a district may reclassify an emergent bilingual (EB) student/English Learner (EL) as English proficient if the student is able to participate equally in an English instructional program with no second language acquisition supports as determined by satisfactory performance in the following assessment areas below and the results of a subjective teacher evaluation using the state’s Emergent Bilingual/English Learner Reclassification Rubric. Given the release date for the TELPAS Writing scores, LEAs will be have a 30 calendar day extension in the Fall of 2023, to allow language proficiency assessment committees (LPACs) to meet and consider possible reclassification.  LPACs should continue considering all 4 language domains using the 2023 TELPAS Assessment for reclassification purposes. The current Emergent Bilingual/English Learner Reclassification Criteria chart is still applicable for the 2022 –2023 school year.

Assessment Scoring and Reporting

Spring 2023 TELPAS Administration

  • Holistic Rating Upload Process

With the implementation of the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) holistic rating upload process, new information has been added to the Enter Student Information into TIDE section of the District and Campus Coordinator Resources and the TIDE User Guide. In addition, minor updates have been made to the TELPAS Test Administrator Manual, the TELPAS Rater Manual, and the TELPAS Test Administration Information to reflect this new process. These documents can be found on the Texas Program Manuals and Materials webpage.

  • Calibration Passcodes

For the spring 2023 administration of TELPAS, a document titled TELPAS Holistic Rating Training Coordinator Resources will be posted to the district testing coordinator’s secure inbox in the Test Information Delivery Engine (TIDE) on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. This document includes information about online training for TELPAS holistic ratings as well as passcodes for monitored calibration sessions. The information in this document should only be shared with other designated testing personnel acting as district coordinator assistants or campus testing coordinators. Raters should be provided the appropriate passcodes only at monitored calibration sessions.

Test Delivery System Update

The Test Delivery System (TDS), including the student and test administrator interfaces, will be unavailable from 8:00 p.m. (CT) on Friday, February 3, 2023, until 5:00 a.m. (CT) on Saturday, February 4, 2023.

For questions or assistance regarding the information in this communication, contact Texas Testing Support at 833-601-8821,, or via live chat.

Performance Reporting Calendar

February: Updated 2023 A–F System Framework Release

Late March: Alternative Education Accountability (AEA) Campus Registration Window 

April-May: What If Report (TEAL and Public Web) Release

April-May: Preliminary 2023 Accountability Manual Release

Late May: College, Career, and Military Readiness (CCMR) Verifier Corrections Window 

August 2023: Final 2023 Accountability Manual (All Chapters and Appendices) Release

September 2023: Accountability ratings under the refreshed system released