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Title III: Language Instruction for English Learners & Immigrant Students

English learners (ELs) are one of the fastest-growing student populations in U.S. schools. The purpose of Title III is to ensure that limited English proficient students develop English proficiency and meet the same academic content and academic achievement standards that all students are expected to meet. Districts must use these funds to implement language instruction educational programs that carry out activities that use approaches based on scientific research. Each district serving ELs is responsible for implementing instructional programs that lead ELs to meet annual measurable achievement objectives and make adequate yearly progress.

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) defines the term “limited English proficient” (LEP) in part as students “…whose difficulties in speaking, reading, writing, or understanding the English language may be sufficient to deny the individual the ability to meet the State’s proficient level of achievement on State assessments…” (ESEA section 9101(25).) • In Oregon, English learner is used instead of LEP.

For additional information, please contact the district Director of Education, Christine Beck at 541.494.6224 or visit the Oregon Department of Education’s Title III website. 

Meet the Team...


Christine Beck
Director of Education

Katrina Kay, Bi-lingual TOSA

Katrina Kay
Bilingual TOSA

Julieta Giron, District Bi-lingual Liaison

Julieta Giron
Bilingual Parent Liaison