Sonoma County Office of Education

State & Federal Programs

Title III

Title III of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act provides federal support for limited-English-proficient and immigrant students. The overarching purpose is to ensure that English learners, including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency and meet the same challenging academic achievement standards that other students are expected to meet. Schools and districts receiving Title III funds are accountable for increasing the English proficiency and core academic content knowledge of English learners.

Specifically, schools/districts with Title III funds are accountable for meeting three annual measurable achievement objectives (AMAOs) for English learners. These objectives are related to annual progress on the CELDT, English proficiency attainment, and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) by the English learner subgroup.

Title III Accountability Support
SCOE provides technical assistance and guidance in writing plans, implementing best practices, and monitoring/reporting progress for districts not meeting annual measurable achievement objectives (AMAOs).

Finding Your Title III Report
Title III reports are located on CDE’s DataQuest website. Once at the DataQuest site, follow these instructions to find your Title III Accountability status.

  • For Level, select “District” from the drop-down menu. (Note that Title III status is assigned to entire districts, not individual sites. However, you can get site-based results once you have the accessed the district report.)
  • For Subject, select “Title III Accountability” under the School Performance heading.
  • Click Submit.
  • The next screen allows you to select a single-year timeframe. Remember that CELDT data comes late in the school year, and Title III accountability status is determined even later (generally not until the end of April).
  • Enter your district name in the box and submit.
  • The resulting report has information about the three Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs) and indicates the number of consecutive years, if any, that the district has not met all AMAOs.

Two links toward the top of the report page are also helpful. The pull-down menu for the Year prompts a report for other years and allows for viewing of progress over time. The “click here for school information link” provides access to a report with the percentage of students attaining goals by school site.


  • Gail Eagan, Consultant, State/Federal Programs
    (707) 522-3287,