California Department of Education
Taking Center Stage – Act II

Federal requirements for English learners

Title III is a federal program that allocates funding to schools that provide language instruction for limited-English-proficient and immigrant students. Local educational agencies receiving funds under Title III must meet certain targets for English learners. The CDE Web site includes a page on Title III annual measurable achievement objectives (AMAOs) and the Title III accountability reports for English learners. Separate from the AYP report, the Title III Accountability report provides data on whether LEAs met the Title III accountability targets. Those targets include making annual progress in learning English and attaining English-language proficiency on the California English Language Development Test (CELDT—the test used in California to measure progress toward English proficiency).

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