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Title III

Language instruction for English learner and immigrant students.

Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events for Title III (English Learner and Immigrant) programs

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. These data include demographics, forms, and instructions.

Parent Notification
Information and resources to assist local educational agencies (LEAs) regarding parent notification requirements.

Authorized Costs
Information for the field of what items are authorized for expenditure purposes.

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

Title III EL and Immigrant Student Program Subgrant Timeline
Timeline for the allocation and release of Title III funding.

Federal Addendum

Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Federal Addendum (Addendum) submission system External link opens in new window or tab.
LEAs applying for Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Title III, Part A funds complete the LCAP Federal Addendum in the submission system.

Federal Addendum Template (DOCX) (hard copy/not for submission)
The LCAP Federal Addendum must be completed and submitted to the California Department of Education (CDE) LCAP federal addendum submission system to apply for ESSA Title III, Part A funding.

LCAP Federal Addendum Instructions
LEAs applying for ESSA funds must complete the LCAP Federal Addendum (Addendum) as part of meeting the requirements for the ESSA LEA Plan.

Title III Federal Addendum Consortium Summary Template (DOCX)
The consortium lead will summarize information from district-operated programs and provide descriptions of how LEAs in the consortium are meeting or plan to meet each requirement.

Title III Federal Addendum Consortium Summary Instructions
Instructions for completing the Title III Federal Addendum Consortium Summary Template.

Systems of Support

California's System of Support
California's system of support is one of the central components of California's accountability and continuous improvement system LEAs and their schools meet the needs of each student they serve, with a focus on building local capacity to sustain improvement and to effectively address disparities in opportunities and outcomes.

Title III County Office of Education Regional English Learner Specialists
Title III County Office of Education (COE) Regional English Learner Specialists (formerly known as Title III Regional County Office of Education Leads) provide guidance and support to LEAs within each of the 11 County Superintendent regions focused on the implementation and continuous improvement of Title III programs.

Title III County Office of Education Liaison Agency
The Title III COE Liaison Agency communicates information between the 11 County Superintendent regions and other entities participating in the California Statewide System of Support.

English Learners

The EL Student 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 2019–20

EL Program Request for Applications 2018–19

EL Program Annual survey required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to report on language instruction activities.

Immigrant Students

The Immigrant Student 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 Student Program Request for Applications 2019–20

Immigrant Student Program Request for Applications 2018–19

Immigrant Student Program Annual survey required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to report on the participation of immigrant students in Title III programs.

Notifications to the Field

English Learner Legislation

Title III English Learner and Immigrant Student Program Subgrant Administration and Eligibility for Fiscal Year 2019–20

Elementary and Secondary Act, Title III, Part A, Immigrant Student Program Subgrant Changes

Title III English Learner and Immigrant Programs Entitlements, Fiscal Year 2018–19

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.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Complete text of Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the ESSA.

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

Non-Regulatory Guidance: English Learners and Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

Questions:   Language Policy and Leadership Office | 916-319-0845
Last Reviewed: Thursday, August 1, 2019
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