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Title III

Language instruction for English learner and immigrant students.

General Title III Information

Accountability Leadership Institute (ALI) for English Learner and Immigrant Student Programs
The purpose of this annual two-day institute is to provide Title III technical assistance and professional development to superintendents, administrators, program evaluators and other local leadership. The Institute focuses on best practices related to effective programs, student achievement, and accountability systems for English learners.

Calendar of Events

Title III Data and Data Collection
The California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) is used to collect the number of English learners and the number of immigrant students. Private schools provide their number of immigrant students on the Student National Origin Report (SNOR). This data includes demographics, forms, and instructions.

DataQuest "15% or Above" Report
List of schools that meet the 15% Language Group Requirement

Parent Notification
Information and resources to assist local educational agencies regarding parent notification requirements.

Authorized Costs
Information for the field of what items are authorized for expenditure purposes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
These are the FAQs about administrative, programmatic, and accountability features of Title III.

Title III EL and Immigrant Student Program Subgrant Timeline
Timeline for the allocation and release of Title III funding.

Title III EL and Immigrant Student Program Subgrant Administration
Correspondence informing local educational agencies (LEAs) of changes and expectations regarding Title III EL and Immigrant Student Subgrant participation.

Title III Plan Development FAQs
FAQs to assist LEAs in developing and improving Title III plans and programs.

2017-18 Title III Guidance Document (DOC)
Guidance document for county offices of education and LEAs specific to developing and improving Title III plans and programs while ensuring alignment with the provisions and stipulations of the Every Student Succeeds Act during the 2017-18 transition year.

2017-18 Title III ESSA Transition Plan Template (DOC)
This optional template is available for LEAs to use when developing and updating their plans for local approval.

2017-18 Title III ESSA Transition Plan Template Instructions
Instructions for completing the Title III ESSA Transition Plan Template.

English Learners (ELs)

The EL Program is to ensure English learners in California, attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging state academic standards as all other students.

EL Program Request for Applications 2016-17

EL Program Annual survey required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to report on language instruction activities. Response due by Friday, September 15, 2017.

Immigrant Students

The Immigrant Education Program provides funding to enhance instructional opportunities for immigrant students and their families and ensure that immigrant students meet the same challenging grade level and graduation standards as mainstream students.

Immigrant Education Program Request for Applications 2016-17

Immigrant Education Program Annual survey required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to report on the participation of immigrant students in Title III programs. Response due by Friday, September 15, 2017.

Notifications to the Field

Title III, Part A, English Learner and Immigrant Student Subgrant Programs Administration and Eligibility for Fiscal Year 2017-18

Elementary and Secondary Act, Title III, Part A, Immigrant Student Program Subgrant Changes

Elementary And Secondary Education Act, Title III, Fiscal Year 2016-17 Preliminary Entitlements

Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title III, Immigrant Student Subgrant Program Supplemental Funding, Fiscal Year 2014-15
To inform current Immigrant Student Subgrant grantees of the supplemental program funding for FY 2014-15.

Supplemental New Fiscal Year 2015 Awards for Immigrant Children and Youth Questions and Answers
Purpose and Availability of funds.

Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title III, Part A, Reallocation Process (DOC)
Reallocation process for identifying, reallocating, and distributing excess Title III funds beginning in FY 2010-11.

Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title III, Part A, Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Student Subgrant Program Administration

Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title III Program Information FY 2010-11 (historical document)

Outside Resources

Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) External link opens in new window or tab.
OELA provides national leadership to help ensure that English Learners and immigrant students attain English proficiency and achieve academically.

Title III and Title IX Statutes
Complete text of Title III statute and related sections of Title IX.

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Non-Regulatory Guidance: English Learners and Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

Questions:   Language Policy and Leadership Office | 916-319-0845
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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