The LAS Battery of Assessments

Texas Statewide Language Proficiency Test Provider for English Learner Identification

ANNOUNCEMENTS

New and updated resources have been posted:

  • New! “Resources for Parents and Guardians” in the Professional Development section
  • New! “Progress Monitoring with the LAS Battery of Assessments” section
  • New! Order forms for Progress Monitoring and Additional Services
  • Updated! LAS Links Online Digital Library
  • Updated! LAS Links Paper Digital Library
Grade Level Approved Assessment(s) for Identification: Cut Scores to Determine EL Status per State and Federal Guidelines
preK3, preK4, Kindergarten preLAS English Form C
preLAS Español Form C
Paper only
If a student receives a 1, 2 or 3 Oral Language proficiency level, they are to be classified as an English learner.

If a student receives a 4 or 5 Oral Language proficiency level, they are to be considered Fluent – not to be identified as an English learner.

1st Grade English LAS Links Form A
Online or Paper
Speaking and Listening Only
If a student receives a 1, 2 or 3 proficiency level in either Speaking and/or Listening, they are to be classified as an English learner.

If a student receives a 4 or 5 in BOTH Speaking and Listening, they are to be considered Fluent – not to be identified as an English learner.

2nd – 12th Grade English LAS Links Form A
Online or Paper
Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing
If a student receives a 1, 2 or 3 proficiency level in ANY domain/subtest: Speaking, Listening, Reading and/or Writing, they are to classified and an English learner

If a student receives a 4 or 5 proficiency level in ALL domain/subtests: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing, they are to be considered Fluent – not to be identified as an English learner.

1st – 6th Grade Spanish LAS Links Espanol Form A
Online or Paper
Speaking and Listening Only
Please refer to the LAS Links Español Proficiency Level Descriptors for more information regarding proficiency level interpretation.

In addition to the LAS Links Form A and Español Form A, which are to be used for the identification of English learners, LAS Links offers, for purchase, additional forms in both English and Spanish (K-12) which can be used for other purposes beyond identification such as progress monitoring. Please contact DRC Customer Service – Texas for more information.

ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS
Steps for Ordering>>
Texas orders must be submitted to the dedicated Texas email box or by calling the Texas phone line:
LAS Texas Orders (phone) 833-867-5679 Option 1

LAS Texas 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>>

ORDER FORMS
LAS Battery of Assessments Order Form
A la Carte Order Form
Progress Monitoring Order Form>>
Additional Services Order Form>>

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

Additional Forms and Services Order FormTexas 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.

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
Coming Soon! Parent’s Guide: My Child is an EL
(English) (Spanish)

preLAS Proficiency Level Definitions
(English) (Spanish)

LAS Links Form A Proficiency Level Definitions
(English) (Spanish)

LAS Links Español Form A Proficiency Level Definitions
(English) (Spanish)

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: 6:00 am – 7:00 pm CT M-F