Language Instruction for Limited-English Proficient Students (LEP)
The purpose of Title III is to ensure that limited-English proficient (LEP) students, including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency and meet the same challenging academic content and achievement standards that other students are expected to meet.
- Assisting all limited-English proficient children, including immigrant children and youth, to achieve at high levels in the core academic subjects so that those children can meet the same challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards as all children are expected to meet.
- Developing high-quality language instruction educational programs designed to assist Districts and schools in teaching limited-English proficient children and serving immigrant children and youth.
- Assisting Districts to develop and enhance their capacity to provide high-quality instruction programs designed to prepare limited-English proficient children, including immigrant children and youth, to enter all-English instruction settings.
- Assisting Districts, and schools to build their capacity to establish, implement, and sustain language instruction educational programs and programs of English language development for limited-English proficient children.
- Promoting parental and community participation in language instruction educational programs for the parents and communities of limited-English proficient children.
- Streamlining language instruction educational programs into a program carried out through formula grants to State educational agencies and local educational agencies to help limited-English proficient children, including immigrant children and youth, develop proficiency in English, while meeting challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards.
- Holding Districts and schools accountable for increases in English proficiency and core academic content knowledge for limited English proficient children by requiring
- Demonstrated improvements in the English proficiency of limited English proficient children each year; and
- Adequate yearly progress for limited English proficient children, including immigrant children and youth
- Providing Districts and sites with the flexibility to implement language instruction educational programs, based on scientifically based research on teaching limited-English proficient children, that the Districts and sites believe to be the most effective for teaching English.
The purpose of a DELAC, or subcommittee on English learner education, is to advise the district’s local governing board (e.g., in person, by letters/reports) on programs and services for English learners.