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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)] 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. (See Consortia resources here.

For more information about Georgia’s EL Entrance and Exit Criteria and information about Georgia’s ESOL Language Program follow this link to the State ESOL Language Program Webpage.

Title III in the ESSA

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2018 Title III Directors' Conference Sessions

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).


 Contact Information



Regional Contact List: by State Map or Alphabetical by LEA

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

Title III, Part A Questions & Support      

(678) 794-3695

Regional Specialists

Dr. Adria Griffin                                            Title III Program Specialist - Northeast Region                                      678-416-1273

Ms. Dely Roberts
Title III Program Specialist – Middle Region

Tammie Smith
Title III Program Specialist – South Region


 Title III Resources