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Bilingual English as a Second Language & Emergent Bilingual EB Resources

Emergent Bilingual Resources

Title III - Bilingual, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Emergent Bilingual (EB) Resources
All students must have a Home Language Survey completed in their permanent record. Identification Process:

  • If the Home Language Survey (HLS) indicates a language other than English, then testing must be initiated to determine English Proficiency.
  • Students in PK-1 must be administered an oral language proficiency test (OLPT) - preLAS or LAS Links.
  • Students in grades 2-12 must be administered an OLPT (LAS Links). Additionally, students must be administered the reading and language portions of an English achievement test from the State approved list.
  • Test results are evaluated to determine if student is LEP (Limited English Proficient).  

Language Proficiency Assessment Committee Responsibilities:

The LPAC (Language Proficiency Assessment Committee) must meet within 4 weeks of the student’s ENROLLMENT and obtain all necessary documentation. The LPAC convenes to discuss the academic progress of the EB students served through the Bilingual/ESL program.

  • The LPAC reviews all pertinent information on all EB students and designates:

              o The language proficiency level

              o The academic achievement

              o The initial instructional placement

  •  Program placement is subject to parent approval. Approval/disapproval must be kept in the student’s permanent record folder.
  •  The LPAC classifies the students as EB.
  •  The LPAC recommends their exit from the Billingual/ESL program.
  •  Students in PK-1st grade may not be exited from the Bilingual/ESL program
  •  The LPAC may refer to students to the Special Education Program and must collaborate with the ARD committee when EB students are discussed.
  • The LPAC should monitor EB students with parent denials.
  • The LPAC should determine if students meet the exit criteria.

The District will provide a summer school program for EB students whenever there are at least 10 eligible participants.

The Bilingual/ESL program will be evaluated each year to ensure program effectiveness and improve student performance.


Assistant Superintendent and Director of Federal/State Programs Dr. Craig Wilcox 903-726-3306 x 747


Texas English Language Learners Portal


English as a Second Language Program: Benefits for your Child

Bilingual Education: Benefits for your Child


English as a Second Language Program: Benefits for your Child

Bilingual Education: Benefits for your Child

Emergent Bilingual Parent, Family, Community Resources

Parent-Family-Community Connections

Click below to view the most recent Parent and Family Newsletter from TEA, that is also located on the 

EL Portal under the Parents and Families tab.

Newsletter Editions:

Fall 2022

September 2022

August 2022

February 2022

January, 2022

November & December, 2021

October, 2021

August, 2021

Si le gustaría leer este boletín en español, por favor haga clic en el Boletín informativo para Padres y Familias.


Region VII Parent-Family-Community Connections Newsletters

November 2022  

May 2022

February 2022

November, 2021

October, 2021

Emergent Bilingual Parent & Family Portal

The EL Portal is a valuable website for the whole family, with information for parents to help their child in school, tools for students, and links to community resources. The portal is available in several languages. 

Click Here for the EL Parent & Family Portal

EL Parent & Family Portal Navigation Video

The helpful web portal navigation video above will show parents how to access information on the EL Portal. The video is available in both English and Spanish. Click on the picture above or on any of the links below:

English Video

Spanish Video

Padres Presentes Webinars

English Webinar

Spanish Webinar

Quick Links

District Documents

Bilingual/English as a Second Language (ESL) Program's Comprehensive Professional Development Plan

Bilingual/English as a Second Language (ESL) Program's Handbook and Procedures