Title III Part A Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives for 12-13 and 13-14

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Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), Title III, Part A, Section 3122, the TEA must hold each Title III-funded local education agency (LEA) accountable for meeting Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs) for English language learners (ELLs), also referenced in current federal statute as children who are limited English proficient (LEP).  AMAOs must reflect annual increases in the percentage of ELLs making progress in learning English, attaining English proficiency, and meeting the state’s academic content and achievement standards. The standards to be applied for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years are as follows:

Title III AMAOs Standards

AMAO Indicators

Standards for 2012-2013

Standards for 2013-2014

AMAO 1: Progress

49.5% (All LEP students)

50.0% (All LEP students)

AMAO 2: Attainment

14.5% (Students LEP 1-4 years)

28.0% (Students LEP 5+ years)

15.0% (Students LEP 1-4 years)

29.0% (Students LEP 5+ years)

AMAO 3: Federal Accountability

District ELL Outcome

(The 2013 federal accountability outcome for the ELL student group)

District ELL Outcome

(The 2014 federal accountability outcome for the ELL student group)

In making determinations for AMAO 1 Progress and AMAO 2 Attainment, the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 standards will be applied to results of the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) administered in spring 2013 and spring 2014, respectively.

For AMAO 3, determinations will be based on each LEA’s district-level federal accountability evaluation of adequate yearly progress for its ELL student group.  Following approval from the U.S. Department of Education, information regarding 2013 federal accountability evaluations will be available on the AYP website at www.tea.state.tx.us/ayp/.

If you have questions regarding the Title III AMAOs, please contact Elizabeth Minjárez in the Curriculum Division, by email at elizabeth.minjarez@tea.texas.gov or by phone at (512) 463-9581. If you have other related questions, please contact the appropriate TEA division for further assistance.

Sincerely,

Anita Givens
Associate Commissioner
Standards and Programs