The English Learner Support Division provides
direction and leadership with the implementation of Bilingual and English as a
Second Language (ESL) Programs for English learners.
tools, and web pages provide guidance on bilingual and English as a second language
(ESL) program requirements:
The TEA English Learner Support Division is
continuously developing program implementation resources for Local Education
Agencies (LEAs) to utilize in providing effective bilingual education and
English as a second language (ESL) programs for English Learners that meet and
exceed state requirements.
Newly developed English learner program implementation
resources currently under review through
the Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Programs
and Sheltered Instruction in English as
a Second Language (ESL) Programs Pilot Project, including reviews of literature and drafts of program implementation rubrics associated tools, can be accessed through the English Learner Program Implementation Resources
The following statutes relate to bilingual and
English as a second language (ESL) programs:
Title III, Part A – English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement ActTitle 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.