Title III - English Language Learners
Title III, Language Instruction of Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students, is part of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Title III of NCLB funds efforts to improve the education of limited English proficient students, also commonly known as English Language Learners (ELLs).
Title III funds efforts at different levels. At the national level, Title III funds the United States Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition which administers Title III. Also, Title III funds the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition which houses one of the most comprehensive web-based resources focusing on the education of ELLs. At the state level, Title III provides funds to state education agencies to oversee statewide ELL related efforts. At the local level, districts receive Title III funds to help support their ELL programs.
CESA 9 is providing various resources and services focused on the education of ELLs to educators. One resource is the English Language Learner website. Funded through Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act, this website provides educators with key information such as:
- Legal responsibilities,
- Textbook publishers,
- Testing ELLs, and
- Related websites.
Download "A Teacher's Survival Guide: Getting Started Working with English Language Learners"
ESEA Information Updates
CESA 9 Contact: Teri Phalin, Title III Coordinator
Program Support: Jean Hill