Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

Federal Requirements for English Learners - CalEdFacts

This content is part of California Department of Education's information and media guide about education in the State of California. For similar information on other topics, visit the full CalEdFacts.

The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act requires LEAs and Consortia that receive funds under Title III to meet targets for English learners. Those targets include making annual progress in learning English and attaining English language proficiency on the California English Language Development Test (the test used in California to measure English proficiency). In addition, ESEA requires Title III funded LEAs have and Consortia to meet the Adequate Yearly Progress participation rate and percent proficient targets in English-language arts and mathematics for the English Learner subgroup. The Title III Accountability Reports, released each September, provide results on how well LEAs have met the Title III accountability targets. Additional information is available in the Title III Accountability Information Guide on the CDE Title III Accountability Web page.

Questions: Title III Accountability Team | | 916-323-3071 
Last Reviewed: Monday, September 21, 2015

Share this Page

Recently Posted in Accountability

  • SARC Coordinator FAQs (added 29-Jan-2016)
    Frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the School Accountability Report Card (SARC) by SARC Coordinators.
  • 2014-15 SARC Data Layout (DOC) (added 16-Dec-2015)
    School Accountability Report Card (SARC) Data Layout used to map field names to descriptive labels for each table.
  • 2014 AYP Information (added 15-Dec-2015)
    Documentation relating to Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for 2014.
  • 2015 Appeal Form (DOC) (added 15-Dec-2015)
    School and Local Educational Agency Appeal Form for the 2015 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) results.