Title III | Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Title III: Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students is a 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.
Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO)
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.
MA ESE has published AMAOs for districts from previous years:
Title III Fast Facts
Funder: Federal grant passed through the State
Award Amount: $2,432,948
Time Period: 1 year
Number of Students Served: all qualifying students, ~60% of the district's 16,053 ELLs
Schools Served: districtwide
Program Manager: Kim Tsai
Title III in Massachusetts
The following information is from the Massachusetts Department of Education Website.The purpose of this federal grant program is to provide funds to improve the education of limited English proficient students, including immigrant children and youth, by assisting the children and youth to learn English and meet challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards.
Priorities are to:
For more information, please see publications and resources from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s publications and the Department of Education.
- 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 develop, 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