Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides funds to states and districts to support ELL students’ successful attainment of English language proficiency and state academic standards.
The Title III evaluation has four main objectives:
1) To describe the progress in implementation of Title III provisions and variation in implementation across states;
2) To examine how localities are implementing their programs for ELL students and how these relate to state policies and contexts;
3) To determine how ELL students are faring in the development of their English language proficiency and mastery of academic content; and
4) To maintain a focus on the diversity among LEP students and the educational implications of this diversity.