Title III, Part A – English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement Act


Title III, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as reauthorized under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), aims to ensure that English learners (ELs) and immigrant students attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English. Title III will also assist all English learners meet the same challenging State academic standards that all children are expected to meet.


Single Statewide Assessment 

  • Click here to access the recorded webinar on the topic of “ESSA, Title III, Part A: Updates.”
  • Click here to access a document containing important information about next steps.
  • Click here to access To The Administrator Addressed Correspondence (TAA) Letter.

TEA Resources

Title III Allowable Use of Funds FAQ (revised January 2019)

Family Engagement & Community Engagement Resource Tool (NEW)

Clarifying Title III LEA Required Activities under ESSA 

Texas Gateway: Title III Funded Online Resources Available


TEA Grant Opportunities (click here)


2019-2020 ESSA Consolidated Federal Grant



Immigrant Children and Youth (outside source)

  •  Definition of "immigrant children and youth" in Title III
  •  Methods of calculating LEA funds for immigrant children and youth
  •  Definition of 3 full academic years when counting immigrant children and youth


Laws & Guidance

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Contact Information

Contact Us
Division of English Learner Support
Phone: (512) 463-9414

Contact Information

Barbara Kennedy
Director of English Learner Support

Rickey Santellana
Title III Program Coordinator

Special Populations Division
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701-1401