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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



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. Meg Baker
Title III Program Manager – Northwest Region

Kim Lacewell                                                Title III Administrative Assistant                          404-463-0505                               


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


Parent Outreach Specialist

Ms. Tellie Peña
Title III Parent Outreach Specialist


 Title III Resources