• Title III

    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.

    For more information: Title III