Title III-English Learners

  • Students holding flags from countries of various backgrounds outside Merrill Middle School

  • Title III

    Title III is a supplemental grant under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) that is designed to improve and enhance the education of English learners (ELs) in becoming proficient in English, as well as meeting the Colorado Academic Content standards. The Title III Immigrant Set-Aside grant resides within this program and provides opportunities for districts to enhance the instructional opportunities for immigrant students and their families.

    Use of Funds
    Required Activities

    • Increasing the English language proficiency of ELs by providing effective language instructional education programs (LIEPs)/ELD programs that have successfully demonstrated increasing English language proficiency and academic achievement.
    • Providing effective professional development to classroom teachers, principals and other school leaders, administrators, and other school or community-based organizational personnel that relates directly to the instruction of ELs that support their linguistic, academic, and social-emotional challenges and opportunities of ELs.
    • Providing and implementing other effective activities and strategies that enhance or supplement LIEPS/ELD programs for ELs.  These activities and strategies must include parent, family, and community engagement activities, but may also include strategies that coordinate and align related programs.

    Allowable Activities

    • Upgrading ELD program objectives and effective instructional activities.
    • Improving ELD programs for ELs by identifying, acquiring, and upgrading curricula, instruction materials, educational software and technology, and assessment procedures that improve content and language acquisition.
    • Providing community participation programs, family literacy services, and parent outreach and training activities to EL students and their families.
    • Providing tutoring and intensified instruction for EL students.
    • Offering early college high school or dual/concurrent enrollment programs or courses designed to help ELs achieve in postsecondary education.
    • Developing and implementing effective preschool, elementary or secondary school ELD programs that are coordinated with other relevant programs and services.
    • Improving instruction for EL students, including EL students with a disability or identified as gifted in a specific area.

    For more information, please visit CDE's Website

  • Title III-Immigrant Set-Aside

    The Title III Immigrant Set-Aside grant is designed to support school districts that have experienced a significant increase in immigrant students over the past two years. This program provides enhanced instructional and supplemental support opportunities for immigrant students and their families.

    Immigrant children and youth:

    • Are 3 through 21,
    • Were not born in the U.S. or any U.S. Territory, and
    • Have not attended U.S. schools for more than three full academic years.

    Use of Funds

    • Family literacy, parent outreach, and training activities to help parents to participate actively in their children’s education.
    • Support for personnel, including teacher aides, specifically trained to serve immigrant children.
    • Tutoring, mentoring, and academic or career counseling.
    • Identification and acquisition of supplemental curricular materials, and educational software and technologies.
    • Basic instruction services directly attributable to their enrollment; classroom supplies, costs of transportation, etc.
    • Other instruction services to assist immigrant students: civics education, introduction to educational system, etc.
    • Activities coordinated with community-based organizations, institutes of higher education, and private sector entities to assist parents by offering comprehensive services.

    For more information, please visit CDE's Website