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TELPAS (Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System)

The Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) fulfills federal requirements for assessing the English Language proficiency of English language learners (ELLs) in kindergarten through grade 12 in four language domains: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. TELPAS assesses students in alignment with the Texas English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS), which are part of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Student performance is reported in terms of four English language proficiency levels: beginning, intermediate, advanced, and advanced high. TELPAS results are used to meet state and federal reporting and accountability requirements.

Training and Calibration Resources

TELPAS Online Training Center  Website for all training activities

Training and Calibration Flowchart

Educator Guide to TELPAS Grades K–12   Resource which includes video clips that will be helpful in reviewing all domains before beginning rater calibration.

TELPAS Rater Information - Helpful documents for training and calibrating

Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs) 

Glossary of Terms Used in Holistic Rating Training

Writing Collection Resources

Writing Sample Guidelines

Annotated Examples of Student Writing

Making the ELPS-TELPAS Connection – Grades K-12 Overview

Expository Writing Prompts  NEW

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Contact Yesica Munguia at or 903.737.7500 for assistance.



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Paris ISD
1920 Clarksville St
Paris, Texas 75460
Phone: 903-737-7473
Fax: 903-737-7484

Quick Tip Information

Quick Tip is a support system that allows students to communicate with school administrators. While the district already has many programs to help students deal with challenges such as bullying behaviors, stress, peer pressure, and family problems, Quick Tip helps break the code of silence often experienced by students because it allows them to report concerns to administrators anonymously.

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SchoolMessenger Quick Tip app is available for both iOS (iTunes App Store) and Android devices (Google Play). Download SchoolMessenger Quick Tip App. When launching the app for the first time, you will be prompted to enter the school district code. The school district code is paristx.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not a crisis line. In cases of emergency, the site will direct students to call 911!

Opt-in for District & Campus Text Messages

Step 1: Your cell phone number must be on file at your child’s school.

Step 2: Text “YES” to 67587

For help information, text “HELP” to 67587.

To opt-out at any time, text “STOP” to 67587.

Message & data rates may apply.

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