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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.

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
Correspondence informing LEAs of changes and expectations regarding Title III EL and Immigrant Student Subgrant participation.

Title III LEA Plan Performance Goal 2 Template (DOC)
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 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.

Submitting the Title III LEA Plan Performance Goal 2 (PDF)
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)
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)
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.

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 16, 2016.

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 16, 2016.

Notifications to the Field

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

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

Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title III Program Information FY 2010-11 (historical document)

Outside Resources

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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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Questions:   Language Policy and Leadership Office | 916-319-0845
Last Reviewed: Thursday, September 1, 2016
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