Title III: Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient & Immigrant Students
Federal funds awarded under Title III support programs to improve the education of limited English proficient (LEP) children and youths by helping them learn English and meet challenging state content and achievement standards. Title III programs also provide enhanced instructional opportunities for immigrant children and youths.
Funds are distributed to states based on a formula that takes into account the number of immigrant and LEP students in each state. School- and division-level programs supported with Title III funds must provide research-based instruction designed to help LEP students develop fluency in English and achieve state standards in core academic content areas.
Title III also supports high-quality professional development for classroom teachers, principals, administrators, and other school or community-based organizational personnel to improve the instruction and assessment of LEP children.
For additional Title-III related resources and more information on instruction and services for LEP students in Virginia public schools, visit the English as a Second Language section of the VDOE Web site.
- Guidelines for Determining K-12 WIDA ELP Levels (PDF)
- August 6, 2010 - Clarification to Guidelines - Superintendent's Memo #183-10
Title III Report to the United States Department of Education
- Title III Biennial Report (PDF) – State Formula Grants under Title III, Part A, English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement and Academic Achievement Act (December 2006)
Ensuring Equitable Services to Private School Students
- See Title IX: General Provisions
- Title III, Part A, Equitable Services to Private School Students and Teachers (Overview & Guidance) (Word)
Title III Applications
- All ESEA/NCLB Title applications, the Local Consolidated Application, OMEGA video modules, and technical assistance documents can be found on the Applications for Federal Funds page.
- No Child Left Behind Act P.L. 107-110, Title III, Part A, Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students, 2010-2011 Grant Allocations (Updated December 3, 2010)