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 Title III: Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students


Title III is part of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It awards eligible Local Education Agencies with funding to provide language instruction educational programs to English Learners (ELs). School districts with large English Learner populations receive direct Title III allocations, while school districts with lower incidence populations are grouped into the “Georgia Title III Consortium”. The Title III Consortium allows these “low-incidence” districts to participate in Title III activities similar to districts with large numbers of ELs. Upon attainment of English language proficiency, as measured by the "ACCESS for ELLs 2.0" assessment, EL students exit from language support services.

For more information about Georgia's ESOL Program (including Eligibility and Exit Criteria) follow this link to the State ESOL Program Webpage.

Title III in the ESSA

New for Districts

  NEW! GATESOL Presentation:

 "What Do Evidence-Based Practices Look Like Under ESSA?"

  NEW! 2017-18 Title III Educational Field Trip Approval Form


 2017 Title III Directors' Conference

WIDA Consortium

Since 2006 Georgia has been part of the WIDA Consortium, a group now consisting of 39 member states. Together with our colleague-states, we work in close collaboration with the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), the Center for Applied Linguistics and MetriTech to ensure that our English Language Proficiency assessment (ACCESS for ELLs 2.0) and our ESOL teaching standards remain reliable and valid across administration years. Click on the WIDA icon below to learn more about our K-12 English Language Development (ELD) Standards and the assessments used with ELs (W-APT, WIDA MODEL and WIDA screeners as well as the end-of-year ACCESS for ELLs 2.0).

             
                                                        

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 Contact Information

 

 

Regional Contact List: by State Map​ or Alphabetical by LEA

 

Cori Alston
Program Manager, Title III & ESOL
404-656-2067
calston@doe.k12.ga.us ​

Kim Lacewell                                                Title III Administrative Assistant                   404-463-0505                                         klacewell@doe.k12.ga.us

 

Regional Specialists 

Ms. Dely Roberts
Title III Program Specialist – Middle Region
droberts@doe.k12.ga.us
470-421-9976

Dr. Meg Baker
Title III Program Specialist – North Region
mbaker@doe.k12.ga.us
678-794-3695

Ms. Tammie Smith
Title III Program Specialist – South Region
tsmith@doe.k12.ga.us
678-794-3667

 

Parent Outreach Specialist

Ms. Tellie Peña
Title III Parent Outreach Specialist
tpenadoe@gmail.com
404-596-3221

 

 Title III Resources