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Title III Accountability

Repository archive entry for the Title III Accountability program in the Programs No Longer Administered by the California Department of Education (CDE) Section of the CDE Web site.

Added to Programs No Longer Administered by the California Department of Education (CDE) on January 3, 2019.

This information is for historical purposes only and it is possible that information contained here may not be current.

A statewide accountability system, as required by Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Act, which reports on English proficiency achievement objectives for English learners.


Previous federal statute under Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act required statewide accountability on English proficiency achievement objectives for English learners (ELs). In 2015, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act, moves the EL accountability requirements to Title I. Accordingly, the data files for the former Title III accountability system are no longer applicable to the current accountability requirements and are available on this web page for historical information and research purposes only.

In response to changes in federal statute and to meet the requirements of California’s Local Control Funding Formula law, California has transitioned to a new accountability system known as the California School Dashboard (referred to as the Dashboard). The Dashboard reports on ELs using multiple measures, including high school graduation rates, college and career readiness, student test scores, chronic absenteeism rates, and suspension rates. Specifically, the English Learner Progress Indicator (ELPI) in the Dashboard measures EL progress toward English language proficiency.

For further information on the Dashboard and ELPI, visit the California School Dashboard Web page.

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Last Reviewed: Monday, January 14, 2019
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