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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.