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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​ (updated 09-27-2020)

Georgia's ESOL Language Program

​​EL Exit Rates by LEA

Parent Communication

Title III, Part A Guidance

Title III Part A Budget Tools



Budget Training PPTs/Webinars (New)

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.

Title III Cross-functional Moni​toring


 Contact Information

​Dr. Margaret (Meg) Baker
Title III, Part A Program Manager

Regional Specialists

Dr. Adria Griffin, Northeast GA

Mr. David Tucker, Northwest GA

Ms. Dely Roberts, Central GA​

Ms. Tammie Smith, South GA

Regional Contact List by State Map

Regional Contact List by Regional Specialist

Whom to Contact at the GADOE with Questions about English Learners

 Title III, Part A Helpdesk

 New Presentations

  • ​​Ensuring Accurate EL and Immigrant Data, August 2020​ - PPT; Recording