Title III, Part A - English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement
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.
Hillsboro ISD offers service to students in grades PK-12 through different program models depending on the needs of each individual student. Listed below is a brief summary of each program type currently used in Hillsboro ISD:
● Transitional Early Exit: PK - 3rd grade
A bilingual program model in which students identified as emergent bilingual students are served in both English and another language and are prepared to meet reclassification criteria to be successful in English-only instruction not earlier than two or later than five years after the student enrolls in school.
● ESL Content-Based: PK - 12th grade
An English acquisition program that serves students identified as emergent bilingual students through English instruction by a teacher appropriately certified in ESL under TEC, §29.061(c), through English language arts and reading, mathematics, science, and social studies.
● ESL Pull-Out: PK - 12th grade
An English acquisition program that serves students identified as emergent bilingual students through English instruction provided by an appropriately certified ESL teacher under the TEC, §29.061(c), through English language arts and reading.
Resources for families:
English Learner Portal - Parents and Families
US Dept. of Education English Learner Family Toolkit
For information about Title III programs in Hillsboro ISD, contact:
Director of Federal Programs & Student Services