How Title III Works

We are often asked about How Title III works. Title III is a law that’s been in place since 1965 and updated periodically with the last update taking place in 2001. Its official title is the English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement Act.

The law specifically targets what are referred to as Limited English Proficient (LEP) children and students as well as immigrant youth. The Act explicitly states that LEP students must not only attain English language proficiency but, at the same time, also meet the same academic requirements as English-speaking students. By law federal funds are provided to State Education Agencies (SEAs) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to help them meet these requirements.

SEAs and LEAs are expected to use these federal funds to help LEP students meet academic standards, increase their English-language proficiency, and to fund professional development for teachers to work with parents of LEP children. Many states also require LEAs to implement effective means of parental outreach to encourage parents to become informed and active participants in their child’s participation in the academic instruction educational program.

For more information on how The Latino Family Literacy Project™ supports the goals of Title III through its programs, please visit our website www.latinoliteracy.com or call us at 1-877-LECTURA (532-8872.

Katherine Del MonteHow Title III Works