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Title III

Language instruction for limited-English-proficient and immigrant students.

General Title III Information

17th Annual Accountability Leadership Institute (ALI) for English Learners and Immigrant Students
December 5-6, 2016, The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square, San Francisco, CA

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.

Parental Notification
Details concerning the Title III parental notification process.

Accountability Requirements
Information and resources for LEAs that do not meet Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs).

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

Title III EL and Immigrant Student Subgrant Programs Timeline (timeline for the allocation and release of Title III funding).

Title III EL and Immigrant Student Subgrant Program Administration

Title III LEA Plan Performance Goal 2 Template (DOC, NEW-May 12, 2016)
The template is available to LEAs to update the 2016-17 plan and budget for Title III EL and Immigrant programs. The template includes the Improvement Plan Addendum for LEAs in Title III improvement status.

Title III LEA Plan Performance Goal 2 Template Instructions (NEW-May 12, 2016) Instructions for completing the Title III LEA Plan Performance Goal 2 Template.

Title III EL/Immigrant Technical Assistance Submission of Local Educational Agency Plan Webcast

This Webcast provides guidance on completing the Title III LEA Plan Performance Goal 2 Template and Budget. (NEW 13-May-2016)

Submitting the Title III LEA Plan Performance Goal 2 (PDF, NEW-May 18, 2016)
This document provides detailed information and steps for submitting the LEA Plan Performance Goal 2 and guidance regarding the LEA's role in the review process on the CMT.

2016-17 Title III LEA Plan Performance Goal 2 Instrument (PDF, NEW 22-Apr-2016)
The protocol for reviewing Title III LEA Plan Performance Goal 2 plans submitted when applying for Title III funds. This instrument is part of the California Department of Education Monitoring Tool (CMT).

Title III LEA Plan Performance Goal 2 Cover Sheet (PDF, NEW 22-Apr-2016)
LEA specific information to be provided by LEAs submitting Title III LEA Plan Performance Goal 2 plans for review. This completed form should be uploaded on CMT.

Title III LEA Plan Development Process Flowchart (XLS)
The flowchart is a visual depiction of the relationship between the application required for approval of funding and the Improvement Plan Addendum that is required of LEAs that do not meet one or more AMAOs.

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.

Request for Applications 2015-16

Annual survey required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to report on language instruction activities. Response due by Friday, September 18, 2015.

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.

Request for Applications 2015-16

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 18, 2015.

Notifications to the Field

Elementary And Secondary Education Act, Title III, Fiscal Year 2015-16 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

Local Education Agency Plan: Directions for the Required Annual Update Letter, Budget Overview Template and Title III Allowable Costs Form (DOC)

Title III EL/Immigrant Technical Assistance Required Update of Local Educational Agency Plan and Budget Update Archived Webcast External link opens in new window or tab. (additional documents posted under "Related Materials")

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.

U.S. Department of Education External link opens in new window or tab.

Questions:   Language Policy and Leadership Office | 916-319-0845
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, May 18, 2016

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    Guidance on how to submit Goal 2 plans on CMT.
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    This letter is to inform the field of the formula subgrant awards to local educational agencies for English Learners and Immigrant students.
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    The review protocol for LEAs reviewing Title III LEA Plan Performance Goal 2 plans submitted when applying for Title III funds.
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    This form is to be completed by LEAs with plan specific information when submitting Title III Plan Performance Goal 2 plans for review.
  • Needs Assessment Template (DOC) (added 15-Apr-2016)
    The template is a technical assistance resource used by LEAs to determine the factors that prevented the LEA from achieveing one or more AMAOs.