Title III Supplemental Program
Title III, Language
Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students, Part A provides
supplemental funds to LEAs to improve the education of EL and immigrant
children and youth, by assisting the children to learn English and meet
challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards.
These funds may be used to supplement a wide array of educational services. The
funds support activities that assist EL students in developing English language
proficiency in comprehension, listening, speaking, reading and writing, and in
meeting the same challenging state academic content and student academic
achievement standards as all children are expected to meet.
To apply for Title III Funding, LEAs must complete the Consolidated
Application, which is available through PDE's Division of Federal Programs.
Title III allocations are posted annually by the Division of Federal Programs.
Title III compliance is monitored according to the Division of Federal Programs monitoring cycle.
For more information on Tittle III funding, please refer to the ESL PortalPA where you will find several recorded presentations on Title III requirements.
Title III Accountability
The Every Student
Succeeds Act (ESSA) removed the separate accountability measures for ELs that
were contained under Title III under the previous legislation (No Child Left
Behind (NCLB) Act). Accountability for ELs is now required under Title I and is
defined in the PA state accountability plan.
Title III Nonpublic Participation
III requires all public school districts receiving funds under Title III
Language Instruction for ELs and Immigrant Children and Youth (ICY) to provide
equitable educational services to EL and immigrant students and to educational
personnel in private schools that are located in the geographic area served by
the LEA. The Title III allocations include funding for the number of nonpublic
students that the district includes in its EL and ICY student counts. This
funding must go towards servicing EL or ICY students in the nonpublic schools
or providing professional development to their teachers. Discussion on how to
provide services for these children should take place during consultation with
the nonpublic schools. Current guidance from the United States Departmentof Education (USDE) regarding statutory and regulatory requirements forNonpublic school participation under Title III, Language Instruction for
Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students. General state information about non public schools.