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Title III

Language instruction for English learner and immigrant students.

Accountability Leadership Institute (ALI) for English Learner, Immigrant Student, and Migrant 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 systems of support for English learners.

Calendar of Events

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.

DataQuest "15% or Above" Report External link opens in new window or tab.
List of schools that meet the 15% Language Group Requirement for translation of parental notifications.

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.

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 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 2018–19

EL Program Request for Applications 2017–18

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 2018–19

Immigrant Student Program Request for Applications 2017–18

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. Response due by Friday, September 14, 2018.

Notifications to the Field

English Learner Legislation

Title III English Learner and Immigrant Student Program Subgrant Administration and Eligibility for Fiscal Year 2018–19

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.

Title III and Title IX Statutes
Complete text of Title III statute and related sections of Title IX.

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, December 27, 2018
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