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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.


​​​​​ Differences between Title IIIA and ESOL​               LEA's Legal Obligations​​


​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.

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 - 2018-2021​​

​​EL Exit Rates by LEA​

Private Schools

Parent Communication​

Title III, Part A Guidance

​English Learner Language 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 Region Program ​Specialist

 Dr. Adria Griffin

Central GA & Metro Atlanta            Region Program Specialist​

 Tammie Smith

South GA Region Program Specialist

Title III Service Regions Map


Title III Service Region List

 Title III, Part A Guidance

 Other Resources

 2021-2022 Presentations

July 14 - On the Road to Success with Title III - PPT​

July 26 - Designing a Supplemental English Learner Language Program - ​ PPT; Recording​

​​August 13 - Budgeting Title III Funds - PPT​; Recording

August 26 - Ensuring Accurate EL and Immigrant Data - Registration Link​; PPT; Recording

September 22 - After the Title III Budget is Approved: Program Implementation & Monitoring - Registration Link; PPT; Recording

January 11 - Immigrant Program Planning - Registration Link; PPT; Recording

January 13 - Budgeting Immigrant Carryover Funds - Registration Link​; PPT; Recording

March 17 - Forming a Title III, Part A Consortium - Registration Link​; PPT; Recording

May 5 - Conducting an EL Program Comprehensive Needs Assessment​ - Registration Link; PPT; Recording