Title III: Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient & Immigrant Students Program
Title III: Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students is federal program that assists immigrant and limited English proficient(LEP) students in achieving grade-level and graduation standards, as well as acquiring the English language.
The purpose of the Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students Title III Program is to assist school districts in teaching English to limited English proficient students. Additionally, the Title III funds are to be used in helping these students meet the same challenging state standards required of all students.
The Department is required by Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act(NCLB) to establish annual measurable achievement objectives(AMAOS) for the English language acquisition and academic achievement of limited English proficient(LEP) students.
Priorities are to:
• increase English proficiency and academic achievement in core academic subjects of limited English proficient students by providing high-quality language instruction programs and content area teaching;
• provide high-quality professional development to enable classroom teachers to deliver effective sheltered content and English language instruction; and development, implement, and provide extended day, weekend, and summer opportunities for English language and academic content instruction for limited English proficient students; and
• promote parental, family, and community participation in programs for limited English proficient children, including immigrant children and youth.