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.

2019 Title III Symposium

The 2019 Title III Symposium will be held July 22-23, 2019 at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX. All Title III-funded public school districts, charter schools, and education service centers (ESCs) are invited to attend. Register Here

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 

Updates on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan, Title III, Part A section 

Education Service Centers (ESCs) provide Title III support to districts who have students identified as English learners.

Texas Gateway: Title III Funded Online Resources Available


TEA Grant Opportunities (click here)


2018-2019 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 (outside source)

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