Title III English Learners
Title III- EL Resources
The Title III- EL plan and budget are part of the ESEA Consolidated Budget Application which is due annually by July 1.
- Local Education Agency Allowable Use of Funds or Activities
- Dear Colleague Letter: English Learner Students and Limited English Proficient Parents (1/7/15)
- Schools' Civil Rights Obligations to English Learner Students and Limited English Proficient Parents
"There is no equality of treatment merely by providing students with the same facilities, textbooks, teachers, and curriculum; for students who do not understand English are effectively foreclosed from any meaningful education." - Lau v. Nichols (1974)
What is a Lau Plan?
A Lau plan is an equal access plan that protects ELs. The plan describes what a school district will do:
- to identify its ELs
- to design an effective program reflective of their needs
- to employ appropriate English-as-a-second-language or bilingual personnel (or both),
- to align the instruction of ELs to state and local content standards
- to provide ongoing authentic assessments to ascertain their growth in English language proficiency and in the comprehension of academic content.
A Lau plan is a "working document" that should be revisited frequently.
Essential components of a Lau plan include the legal foundation, student assessments, an instructional plan, parental involvement, qualified personnel, a coordination plan, a budget, adjunct services, and other possible considerations.
- *Reporting 10 or fewer students not included in this list
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