BE/ESL Exchange - For Region 10 BE/ESL Directors & Coordinators
Texas Education Agency – Bilingual/ESL Education
Provides information on Bil/ESL guidelines curriculum, assessment, rules, textbooks, etc. for individuals working to provide high quality programs for limited English proficient students.
Texas Education Agency - TELPAS
Covers the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) as a tool to measure the progress made by second language learners as they learn English.
Texas Education Agency – STAAR
Comprehensive information on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR). Check the following link regularly for new updates.
Texas English Language Learners Portal
This portal provides a variety of current resources relevant to ELL assessment, compliance, certification, instruction, and professional development.
National Association for Bilingual Education (professional organization)
Learn about relevant legislation and policies, and look over press releases. www.nabe.org
TESOL (professional organization)
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
US Department of Education
Comprehensive education resource covers access, grants, programs, and teaching materials.
Center for Applied Linguistics
CAL has resources and databases dedicated to linguistics teaching, assessing and policy-making.
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)
This website provides a broad range of research and resources that support an inclusive approach to high quality education for ELLs.
Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence
CREDE promotes research by university faculty and graduate students and provides educators with a range of tools to help them implement best practices in the classroom.
Texas Association for Bilingual Education
Disseminates state legislative updates relevant to bilingual education, second language learning, and ELL success.
Resource Site for ESL Teachers and Students
A plethora of useful ideas to support second language learners to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
Bilingual/ESL Classroom Instruction Support
Links to lesson plans and resources that can be used in bilingual and English as second language classrooms.