Title III, Part A- Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students and Immigrant Students
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.
As a recipient of Title III funds, Hutto ISD uses these funds to provide supplementary instructional materials and support students identified as second language learners, 10.2% of our District population. Additionally, Title III funds are allocated for professional contracted services and professional development to meet the districts’ need in addressing students of limited English proficiency. The service providers work closely with administrators in training and supporting teachers through coaching models that includes collaborative planning, collecting, analyzing and reflecting on student data. Professional development opportunities are also offered to teachers working directly with LEP students to best serve language acquisition needs. Sheltered Instruction training and ESL Academies through Region 13 are among the trainings teachers attend to help students meet the state's achievement standards. Title III funds must strictly be used to supplement and enhance language support services and instructional effectiveness and not supplant state required initiatives.
*LEP Student Attainment refers to when the English language learner has become proficient in English; this is demonstrated when the student receives a composite rating of Advanced High on the state assessment used each year to evaluate the student’s English language proficiency.
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Reaching new heights . . . in Hutto ISD!
Hutto Independent School District is implementing a lending laptop program- the KITE Project. We believe that a one-to-one laptop environment will enhance academic learning, promote English language acquisition, increase student engagement, and help prepare students for the future. This instructional setting will also help students learn how to utilize digital resources effectively for learning.
Students participating in the KITE Project will take the laptop home to extend digital learning opportunities beyond the school year. Laptops will be issued to student after parents have participated in an orientation and students have received introductory training. A required learning log time will be issued to students as part of the KITE Project agreement. Designated on-line district approved programs will be used to monitor student progress. HISD ensures that our students are afforded every opportunity to be successful learners.
For additional information regarding the KITE Project, please contact Laurie Jurado, Director of Elementary Education or Missy Wright, Director of Secondary Education.
English Language Learner Support
Hutto ISD adopted the Imagine Learning Program at all elementary and middle schools.
Imagine Learning provides strategic first-language support in 15 languages to facilitate and enhance ELL learning. As students become more proficient in English, this language support gradually fades, preparing students for English-only environments. In addition to strategic translations, the program also uses peer modeling to illustrate concepts more clearly. Same-age peers explain what words and phrases mean in rich, contextualized examples. By seeing real kids use key vocabulary in real-life settings, ELLs are more engaged, enabling them to understand each concept more fully. Imagine Learning also provides scaffolded practice—with front-loaded vocabulary, graphic organizers, and clickable glossary words with translations—to support English language learners every step of the way.
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For more information, please contact School Support at (512)759-3771.