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.


2018 Title III Symposium

The 2018 Title III Symposium will be held July 25-26, 2018 at the Austin Convention Center in downtown Austin. All Title III public school districts, charter schools, and education service centers (ESCs) education professionals are invited to attend. This year's event will contain informational breakout sessions that will help provide educators and administrators from Texas Title III-funded school districts and charter schools throughout the state with relevant, research-based information to help them better serve our state's English learners (ELs).


TEA Resources

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

  • Title III, Part A Services for Non-Profit Schools
  • Title III Early Childhood Education for English Learners
  • Title III Increasing and Strengthening Parental Outreach (Coming Soon)
  •  Enhancing Instructional Opportunities for Immigrant Students (Coming Soon)


TEA Grant Opportunities (click here)


2018-2019 ESSA Consolidated Federal Grant

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)