Title III is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). Title III aims to help ensure that English learners (EL) attain English language proficiency and meet state academic standards.
An EL is an individual aged 3-to-21 and has enrolled, or is preparing to enroll, in an elementary or secondary school. The individual also meets one of the following criteria:
- Was not born in the United States or whose native language is a language other than English
- AIs a Native American or Alaska Native, or a native resident of the outlying areas; and comes from an environment where a language other than English has had a significant impact on the individual’s level of English language proficiency (ELP)
- Is migratory, whose native language is a language other than English, and who comes from an environment where a language other than English is dominant
- Has difficulties in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English language, that may be sufficient to deny the individual:
- the ability to meet the challenging state academic standards
- the ability to successfully achieve in classrooms where the language of instruction is English
- the opportunity to participate fully in society
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Below includes more information regarding grants to support EL students.
English Language Acquisition State Grants
Title III, Part A
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)
The NCELA has programs sponsored by offices in the Department of Education as well as other departments and agencies.
Title III State Formula Grant Program
The Title III State Formula Grant Program provides federal funds to states for the education of English learners. Find your state-specific details now.
Non-Regulatory Guidance on Title III, English Learners
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by ESSA, and other relevant legislation.
English Learner (EL) Tool Kit
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition has since published (and updated as necessary per the ESSA) the EL Tool Kit. This follows the 10-section structure of the DCL and offers key points.