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Title III, Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students, K-12

The ESOL Program is funded through the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) at the U.S. Department of Education ( and under the legislative authority of Title III, Every Student Succeeds (Formerly No Child Left Behind).

With Title III funds, the State ESOL Office provides technical assistance and training to teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders; collects data about EL students; awards Title III grants to school districts; and provides educational resources which enable teachers, parents, and administrators to help English Language Learners succeed academically and socially. Title III funds also are awarded to help eligible districts that have experienced a significant increase in enrollment of new immigrant children.

School districts can apply for Title III funds via the Consolidated Application process. (link to Con App) For specific information about the Title III 2016-17 application or Title III funds for Immigrant Children and Youth, please see the links below or contact Aaron Hughes.

Immigrant Data Collection

The Immigrant Data Collection will be available from May 2 to May 16, 2017, in the NHDOE Surveys in the Education Statistics System (ESS) in myNHDOE (

New Resources and Guidance:

Non-Regulatory GuidanceAcrobat Reader (September 2016)

Newcomer Tool KitAcrobat Reader (June 2016)

Every Student Succeeds Act (NH ESSA Advisory Teams)

2015 English Learner Tool Kit published by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA)


Chapter 1 Identifying All English Learner Students

Chapter 2 Providing English Learners with a Language Assistance Program

Chapter 3 Staffing and Supporting an EL Program

Chapter 4 Meaningful Access to Core Curricular, Extra Curricular Programs

Chapter 5 Creating an Inclusive Environment and Avoiding Unnecessary Segregation

Chapter 6 Addressing English Learners with Disabilities

Chapter 7 Serving English Learners who Opt-Out of EL Programs

Chapter 8 Monitoring and Exiting English Learners from EL Programs and Services

Chapter 9 Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Districts EL Program

Chapter 10 Ensuring Meaningful Communication with Limited English Proficient Parents

Specific Federal Guidance:

Memorandum to ED Grantees Regarding the Use of Grant Funds for Conferences and Meetings Acrobat Reader

Supplement Not Supplant Provision of Title III of the ESEA Acrobat Reader

Equitable Services Guidance Acrobat Reader

NCLB Title III Legislation Acrobat Reader

Title III and Immigrant Children and Youth Grants



Archived Data and Documents

Aaron Hughes, ESOL Consultant
State Title III Director
(603) 271-2034

Program Assistant
(603) 271-3196

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