English Learners (ELs) are those students in Kentucky schools whose primary language is other than English. English Learners enter Kentucky schools with a variety of language backgrounds, educational experiences and levels of English proficiency.
Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is part of legislation enacted to ensure that English Learners , including immigrant children and youth, develop English proficiency and meet the same academic content and academic achievement standards that other children are expected to meet. The information contained on this website is based on the federal and state regulations and Office of Civil Rights program requirements for the education of English Learners and immigrant children and youth. The Kentucky Title III Program provides support to districts as they work with their English Learners and Immigrant students to:
Choose an educational approach
Identify and assess the students
Provide a research-based program of services
Provide staffing and resources
Implement state criteria for transitioning students from services
Maintain accurate data and reporting in order to:
Monitor transitioned students
Periodically evaluate and revise their program
Receive funding allocations
Data Collection Reporting for Immigrant and English Learners (ELs) and Title III District Plans and Assurances
This page contains information related to the Immigrant and EL data collection, reporting and Title III Subgrant applications. Included on this page are data standards documents, training recorded sessions, PowerPoint Presentations, reporting instructions and Title III application system links.
Definition of English Learners and Immigrant Students
English Learners (ELs) come with diverse histories, traditions and varied educational experiences. The term English learner (EL) has been defined in theElementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Section 8101, the term English learners with disabilities (ELSWD) in ESEA section 32201, and Immigrant children and youth in ESEA Section 3201.
English Learners and Immigrant Resources
This page contains information and resources for Title III and English learner programs including professional development, WebEX and Video Professional Development and additional information on resources and standards.