Title III English Language Instructional Program
The State Title III Language Instruction Education Program:
Title III is a federally-funded program that provides eligible Local Education Agencies with funding to supplement the LEAs core language acquisition program. School districts with large EL populations receive direct Title III allocations. A district must earn an allocation of $10,000 by themselves or by joining a consortium. Title III hold students accountable for progress in, and attainment of, English language proficiency. Upon attainment of English language proficiency, students exit from supplemental language services.
Subpart 1 — Grants and Subgrants for English Language Acquisition andSubpart 1 — Grants and Subgrants for English Language Acquisition and Subpart 1 — Grants and Subgrants for English Language Acquisition and Language Enhancement: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/pg41.html
The purpose of Title III is to ensure that limited English proficient (LEP) students, including immigrant children and youth, develop English proficiency and meet the same academic content and academic achievement standards that other children are expected to meet. Schools use these funds to implement language instruction educational programs designed to help LEP students achieve these standards. State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and schools are accountable for increasing the English proficiency and core academic content knowledge of LEP students.
Legislation, Regulation, and Guidance
Click on this link to access the online version of the ESEA: ESEA SEC. 3111-3141 FORMULA GRANTS TO STATES.
The notice of provides final interpretations of Title III assessment and accountability requirements
Find out more information on Final Interpretations that pertains to assessment and accountability provisions of Title III of the ESEA.
Supplement, not Supplant
American Sign Language PDF (440K) January 13, 2011,
Immigrant Children and Youth Program PDF (49K)January 27, 2011.