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 Title III, Part A - Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students


Title III, Part A: Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as Amended under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) P.L. 115-141, enacted March 23, 2018, awards subgrants to eligible Local Education Agencies (LEA) “to help ensure that English learners (ELs), including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English." [Sec. 3102 (1)]
Title III, Part A EL Language Programs are a variety of supplemental services and activities provided to EL students, their teachers, and their families beyond the schools' legal obligations to English learners and their limited English proficient parents. All Federal Program services are provided within the Systems of Continuous Improvement framework.

Requirements of ESOL vs. Title IIIALEA's legal office for Civil Rights obligations for ESOL language programs​​​​


​Every English learner in GA has an opportunity to learn English for academic purposes to be ready to learn, ready to live, and ready to lead.

New: FY 23 Title IIIA Training Sessions​​

UPDATED Oct 2022: Data Collections Elements Relevant to ESOL & Title III Programs​​​

​EL Entrance & Exit Procedures

Georgia's EL Entrance and Exit Criteria: EL Language Programs - State Guidance Handbook​​​ ​​​​​​

Georgia's ESOL Language Program

EL Exit Criteria in Georgia by LEA - 2018-2022​​​

​​EL Exit Rates by LEA​

​​Number & Percentage of English Learners who Attained English Profiency in 2018, by LEA​

Click the image below for the Number & Percentage of English Learners who Attained English Proficiency by LEA ​in 2019-2021​

Link to The Governor's Office of Student Achievement​​

Private Schools

Parent Communication​

Tips for communicating with parents in languages other than English

Title III, Part A Guidance

​English Learner and Immigrant Programs' Comprehensive Needs Assessment

Title III Part A Budget Tools

​Title III, Part A Immigrant

LEA Regional Title IIIA Consortia

School districts with EL populations larger than the minimum threshold receive direct Title III, Part A allocations, while school districts with EL populations less than the minimum are eligible to form or join a Title III-A Regional LEA consortium in order to meet the minimum threshold collectively and thus receive an allocation.

 Contact Information

​​ Dr. Meg Baker

Title III, Part A Program Manager

 David Tucker 

North GA ​Program ​Specialist

 Dr. Adria Griffin

Central GA & Metro Atlanta          ​Program Specialist​

 Tammie Smith

South GA Program Specialist

Title III Service Regions Map
map showing the Title III regions in GATitle III Service Region List​​
A list of the Title III regions in GA and the assigned Program Specialist

 Title III, Part A Guidance

 Other Resources