The LAS Battery of Assessments

Texas Statewide Language Proficiency Test Provider for English Learner Identification

ANNOUNCEMENTS

2019-2020 ENGLISH LEARNER RECLASSIFICATION ASSESSMENT TIMELINE
November 16, 2020 Last day to test any students for Reclassification Purposes (onsite and/or remotely)
November 20, 2020 All local scoring (Educator Scoring) completed by the LEA
November 27, 2020 All DRC Scoring complete
December 4, 2020 All On-Demand Reports downloaded by the LEA All Student Data Files downloaded (as applicable) by the LEA
Starting December 1, 2020 DRC to invoice for DRC Scoring Services (RECLASS accounts only as applicable)
December 18, 2020 DRC to deactivate all DRC INSIGHT RECLASS accounts
*DRC will conduct an audit and will transfer any unused licenses from your RECLASS account to your ID account by December 18, 2020. There is no need to contact DRC to ask for the transfer as this will happen automatically.

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft ended support for their Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems. In the coming weeks, Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) will also discontinue support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems on the DRC INSIGHT online testing platform. Please note, this will not impact Texas Reclassification testing. However, to avoid future test interruption, anyone using Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 should update their operating system at their earliest convenience. After December 1, 2020, customers continuing to use these systems will receive an alert stating their operating system will not be compatible for testing.

In keeping with Apple’s release cycle, macOS 10.13 High Sierra will no longer be receiving security updates as of November 2020. As a result, we are phasing out DRC INSIGHT support for all computers running macOS 10.13 High Sierra and will end support in January 2021.

To avoid test interruption, anyone using macOS 10.13 should update their operating system at their earliest convenience. Starting in January 2021, customers continuing to use these systems will receive an alert stating their operating system is not compatible for testing.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT
Steps for Ordering
Texas orders must be submitted to the dedicated Texas email box or by calling the Texas phone line:
LAS Orders (phone) 833-867-5679 Option 1LAS Orders (email) LASOrderTX@datarecognitioncorp.com
The dedicated Texas phone line and email are the only two methods for placing an order for Texas LEAs. Orders that come to DRC outside of the dedicated Texas phone or Texas email, will not fall under the contracted turnaround time.

POC Change Form

Video Links:
Getting to Know the LAS Battery of Assessments
Ordering the LAS Battery of Assessments

DRC is committed to providing you with the assistance you need. Please contact our dedicated Texas customer service team and/or Jennifer Milliner and Stephany Barber as your field representatives:

ORDER FORMS
LAS Battery of Assessments Order Form
A la Carte Order Form
Progress Monitoring Order Form
Additional Services Order Form
LAS Links Reclassification Order Form
Form B for Remote Testing Order Form

Texas School Districts may order the LAS Battery of Assessments directly from DRC under the authority of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) resulting from Contract # 3931.  The state-wide contract contains all standard and education-related terms and conditions that are required by the State of Texas for the purchase of education assessments, including certifications and representations. Therefore, Texas School Districts can order the LAS Battery of Assessments on the DRC-provided order forms and will be billed by DRC for their purchases.  No other district-level procurement forms are necessary for the transactions.

DRC Procurement Documents
TEA Contract Information
TAA Announcement Letter – May 23, 2019

PROGRESS MONITORING WITH THE
LAS BATTERY OF ASSESSMENTS
All preLAS and LAS Links progress monitoring forms (forms not utilized for the purpose of English learner identification), as well as all additional DRC services available for purchase, are independent of the TEA and the Texas English learner Identification contract.

Brochure: Beyond EL Identification: Progress Monitoring with the preLAS and LAS Links

PowerPoint: Beyond EL Identification: Progress Monitoring with the preLAS and LAS Links

LAS Links and Texas ELPS/TELPAS Proficiency Level Alignment

LAS Links to the Texas ELPS Alignment

 

DRC CUSTOMER SERVICE – TEXAS

Order Support
Texas Order Support Email
LASOrderTX@datarecognitioncorp.com
Toll Free 833-867-5679 Option 1

Technical Support
Texas Technical Support Email
LASTechTX@datarecognitioncorp.com
Toll Free 833-867-5679 Option 2

Customer Service Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm CT M-F