Title III Part A Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives

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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 2012 AMAOs standards are as follows:

2012 Title III AMAOs Standards

AMAO Indicators


AMAO 1: Progress

49.0% (All LEP students, grades K-12)

AMAO 2: Attainment

14.0% (Students with 1-4 years as LEP)

27.0% (Students with 5+ years as LEP)


District LEP AYP

(The 2012 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) outcome for the LEP student group)

The 2012 standards for AMAO 1 Progress and AMAO 2 Attainment will be based on the results of the spring 2012 administration of the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS).  AMAO 3 LEP AYP outcomes are determined through the TEA Division of Performance Reporting.  For information on 2012 AYP, including the 2012 AYP timeline, please visit the AYP website.

The 2012 Title III AMAOs results for all Title III-funded LEAs will be reported as follows:

2012 Title III AMAOs Timeline

October 2, 2012

AMAO Results Released

Notification Letter Sent to Title III-funded LEAs Not Meeting AMAOs

November 2, 2012

Deadline for Providing Parental Notification

(required for Title III-funded LEAs not meeting AMAOs)


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

  • Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)– Division of Performance Reporting

(512) 463-9704, performance.reporting@tea.texas.gov

  • Identification and Instruction of ELLs–Curriculum Division

(512) 463-9581, curriculum@tea.texas.gov

  • TELPAS– ELL Assessments, Student Assessment Division

(512) 463-9536, studenta@tea.texas.gov


Anita Givens
Associate Commissioner
Standards and Programs