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Title IIIA Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Learners

Language Instruction for Limited Proficient and Immigrant Students

Title III, a new program within the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 was authorized in December 2001 under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB).  The program focuses on attaining English language proficiency;  meeting the same levels of attainment in academic core areas as other students; developing high quality language instruction programs from scientifically – based research; developing and enhancing SEA and LEA capacity to serve English Language Learners/Limited English Proficient students (ELL/LEP);  parental and community participation; SEA and LEA accountability; and high quality professional development for all staff.  Title III Part A provides formula based funding for identified ELL/LEP students.  The program also provides funding for immigrant students through the NCLB Title III immigrant Funding Application.


Percentage of ELL/LEP students per school site: Based on 2013-14


SCHOOL NAME
TOTAL SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
TOTAL # OF ELL/LEP STUDENTS
BLANCO ELEMENTARY
267
46
BLOOMFIELD EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
211
42
BLOOMFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
778
96
CENTRAL PRIMARY SCHOOL
616
79
CHARLIE Y. BROWN
66
5
MESA ALTA JUNIOR HIGH
439
58
NAABA ANI ELEMENTARY
532
44

A planning committee comprised by district administrators, ESL instructors and parents determine how the district will best utilize Title III funds in supporting the needs of district ELL/LEP students.

Activities supported by Title III Part A funding in Bloomfield Schools

  • ESL/TESOL professional development
  • ESL supplies and materials
  • English Language tutoring
  • Educational software to develop language
  • English as a Second Language for parents
  • District TESOL endorsement classes