Real reading progress in K-3
Research-based system for Spanish-speaking students
What’s the best way to ensure real reading progress for K–3 students who receive primary reading instruction in Spanish? The answer is simple: Tejas LEE®, the research-based system that helps teachers identify struggling readers early, deliver data-informed instruction, and verify that interventions are really working.
Specifically developed to address the development of Spanish literacy, Tejas LEE® solves key challenges for everyone:
- teachers are empowered with everything they need to link assessment data with targeted interventions and solve their students’ reading problems.
- students who may be at risk for reading failure get individualized help before problems escalate.
- schools get a detailed overview on every student and classroom, so they’ll have the accurate data they need to make critical decisions about instruction and professional development.
TPRI® and Tejas LEE® are registered trademarks of The Texas Education Agency. Monitoreo del progreso para lectores emergentes™ is a trademark of The University of Texas System and The University of Houston System. Progress Monitoring for Beginning Readers™ and Monitoreo del progreso para lectores principiantes™ is a trademark of The Texas Education Agency.
Conduct a quick assessment of students’ skills in key areas related to the development of reading in Spanish
Directly link assessment data with instruction, using the Intervention Activities Guide to target areas in which students need support
With the brief, effective progress monitoring assessments, monitor student progress and make any adjustments to their instruction
Administer Tejas LEE at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year to catch reading problems before they become chronic—and help all students make real reading progress!
At a glance
Who is Tejas LEE® for?
K–3 students receiving primary reading instruction in Spanish
What does it assess?
Tejas LEE® assesses key literacy concepts, including graphophonemic knowledge, phonological awareness, accenting, accuracy, fluency, and reading and listening comprehension.
What are the steps of Tejas LEE®?
There are 3 steps: diagnose, intervene, and monitor progress
What about students with different dialects?
Tejas LEE® is written in “neutral” Spanish to account for
How long does it take per student?
Approximately 10–20 minutes in kindergarten, 10–25 minutes in Grade 1, and 10–15 minutes in Grades 2 & 3
Who’s using Tejas LEE®?
More than 20,000 classrooms nationwide have successfully used Tejas LEE®.
Does it fit with response to intervention?
Yes—Tejas LEE® perfectly complements your RTI efforts. It was specifically developed to help teachers target and differentiate instruction.
Can Tejas LEE® be used with my current reading curriculum?
Yes. Because Tejas LEE® targets all of the foundational reading concepts and skills, it can work successfully within any reading curriculum.
What’s the difference between TPRI® and Tejas LEE®?
TPRI® and Tejas LEE® are two separate systems that assess different reading skills. Tejas LEE® is an authentic Spanish assessment, not a Spanish translation of TPRI®. The two systems were developed by separate teams of experts and piloted on different populations of students—so you can be confident they’re effectively meeting your students’ needs.