Instructional Models

Bilingual Education

The Bilingual Education web page will provide you with information on curriculum, assessment, rules, etc.

 

Resources

Early Childhood

  • CLI Engage CLI Engage is the comprehensive professional development platform for public school pre-k and Head Start teachers in Texas, providing free access to Texas School Ready! tools and resources.
  • Curriculum Division
    The Curriculum Division provides state level support, information and non-regulatory guidance to school administrators, teachers, counselors, parents, and students regarding general curriculum laws and rules, particularly with respect to graduation requirements, options for offering courses, and award of credit. The division is also responsible for supporting development and implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in the foundation and enrichment curriculum.
  • ELPS Resources
    The English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), as required by 19 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 74, Subchapter A, §74.4, outline English language proficiency level descriptors and student expectations for English Learners (ELs). School districts are required to implement ELPS as an integral part of each subject in the required curriculum.
  • Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines - English
    The Texas Prekindergarten (Pre-K) Guidelines were developed to help educators provide all preschool children with the proper foundations for school success. Embedded with the guidelines are instructional techniques and child behaviors that are specific to ELL children.
  • Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines - Spanish
    The Texas Prekindergarten (Pre-K) Guidelines were developed to help educators provide all preschool children with the proper foundations for school success. Embedded with the guidelines are instructional techniques and child behaviors that are specific to ELL children.
Elementary

  • Academic Vocabulary for 5th-7th Grade ELs in Texas
    This booklet serves as a resource for classroom teachers in Texas who work with the English Learner (EL) population. Words included were selected from the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), with the aim of identifying vocabulary that will help students learn content and skills represented on statewide assessments.
  • Curriculum Division
    The Curriculum Division provides state level support, information and non-regulatory guidance to school administrators, teachers, counselors, parents, and students regarding general curriculum laws and rules, particularly with respect to graduation requirements, options for offering courses, and award of credit. The division is also responsible for supporting development and implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in the foundation and enrichment curriculum.
  • ELPS Resources
    The English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), as required by 19 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 74, Subchapter A, §74.4, outline English language proficiency level descriptors and student expectations for English Learners (ELs). School districts are required to implement ELPS as an integral part of each subject in the required curriculum.
  • Reading/Comprehension Skills for Grades K-6
    - a critical component of the Spanish Language Arts and Reading standards, in Spanish.
  • Spanish Language Arts and Reading TEKS: Grades K-2
    This self-paced course provides an in-depth look at the purpose and structure of the Spanish Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS), and the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS).
  • Spanish Language Arts and Reading TEKS: Grades 3-6
    This self-paced course provides an in-depth look at the purpose and structure of the Spanish Language Arts and Reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS), and the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS).
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills in Spanish
    This site will provide you with information on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in Spanish for Kindergarten through Grade 6
Secondary

  • Academic Vocabulary for 5th-7th Grade ELs in Texas
    This booklet serves as a resource for classroom teachers in Texas who work with the English Learner (EL) population. Words included were selected from the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), with the aim of identifying vocabulary that will help students learn content and skills represented on statewide assessments.
  • Curriculum Division
    The Curriculum Division provides state level support, information and non-regulatory guidance to school administrators, teachers, counselors, parents, and students regarding general curriculum laws and rules, particularly with respect to graduation requirements, options for offering courses, and award of credit. The division is also responsible for supporting development and implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in the foundation and enrichment curriculum.
  • Financial Aid Guide to Success - Spanish and English
    The Department of Education created ¡Gradúate! Una Guía de Ayuda Financiera Para el Éxito (Financial Aid Guide to Success) in Spanish to help Hispanic students and families navigate the college application process. The guide provides helpful tips for filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can also access the guide in English.
  • ELPS Resources
    The English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), as required by 19 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 74, Subchapter A, §74.4, outline English language proficiency level descriptors and student expectations for English Learners (ELs). School districts are required to implement ELPS as an integral part of each subject in the required curriculum.
  • State Graduation Requirements
    This site will provide you with information regarding the Texas high school graduation requirements.
  • Texas GEAR UP
    The GEAR UP Program is created to enhance early college awareness, access, and readiness for Texas students. To achieve these goals, the project focuses on four major areas: Student and family information access and early intervention
    * Advanced academic opportunities
    * Educator preparation and quality
    * Family and community support.

English Learner (EL) Instructional Accommodations Checklist

The English Learner (EL) Instructional Accommodations Checklist allows the Language Proficiency Assessment Committee (LPAC) to document the identified purposeful linguistic accommodations for teachers to routinely implement in classroom instruction for EL students throughout the course of the school year. The document also includes a designated area for the LPAC to capture instructional recommendations and subjective teacher information to support instruction at the Beginning of the Year (BOY), Middle of Year (MOY) and End of Year (EOY). The EL Instructional Accommodations Checklist is also available in a PDF fillable version.

Click to download the EL Instructional Accommodations Checklist.