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Title III, Part A - Bilingual/ESL Support Services

The purpose of the Title III, Part A Bilingual/ESL Program is to provide expert assistance and best practices professional development that will help ensure limited English proficient children attain English proficiency, succeed at core academic subjects and meet the same academic content and student achievement standards expected of all children.


  • Instructional needs of EL students
  • English Language Proficiency Standards
  • Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol
  • Bilingual/ESL PEIMS coding
  • Parent Involvement
  • State and federal regulation compliance
  • State testing
  • Accountability requirements
  • Certification preparation
  • Application and compliance reporting

Program Contacts


Dwan Pickens

(254) 297-1283


Amberly Walker

(254) 297-1251



Training Opportunities

  • This SSA provides district personnel with timely and beneficial Bilingual/ESL/LEP services.


    Benefits include:

    • Norm-reference tests (grades 3-12 only)
    • Completion of Title III, Part A Federal Application, TEA negotiations and Compliance Report
    • Assistance in meeting state and federal requirements
    • Training on Bilingual/ESL topics including LPAC, ESL strategies, assessment of EL students and sheltered instruction
    • Participation in Sheltered Instruction Institute training, including Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol, to support teachers of EL students at no additional cost
  • ESC Region 12 provides professional development specifically to address the instructional needs of English Language Learners. This includes training on the English Language Proficiency Standards, Sheltered Instruction, Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol, and content-based strategies to engage and promote learning for the ELL student.


    Training Opportunities

  • ESC Region 12 provides professional development and support to assist region 12 districts with implementation of effective strategies that involve parents of ELL students in the education of their children.

  • ESC Region 12 disseminates information, provides expert assistance, professional development, and support related to state assessments such as STAAR, STAAR Spanish, and TELPAS.

  • ESC Region 12 disseminates information, provides expert assistance and support related to federal and state guidelines that address both the needs of English Language Learners as well as program requirements and timelines. This information includes assistance with Language Proficiency Assessment Committees/Guidelines, PBMAS, and PEIMS Coding.

  • Expert assistance is provided all LEAs in region 12 in completing and submitting the Title III, Part A section of the ESSA Consolidated Federal Application and Compliance Report. ESC Region 12 submits both the application and the compliance report for those LEAs who participate in the Shared Service Arrangement with ESC Region 12.

  • This fee-based service provides affordable assistance with analysis of transcripts for students who received schooling from outside the U.S. The student's course history is matched against Texas PEIMS compatible courses for appropriate grade level placement and correct awarding of credits for Texas graduation requirements. 


    Service includes: 

    • Review/translation of foreign transcript
    • Comparison of foreign coursework against comparable Texas PEIMS courses to award course credits
    • Recommendation for future grade placement for student
    • Guidance with course planning for student

TEA Bilingual/ESL Page

  • Chapter 29
  • Chapter 89
  • Approved List of Tests for Assessment of English Language Learners
  • Exit Criteria Chart
  • Special Exit Criteria


ELL Web Portal

  • Webinar for Exceptions/Waivers
  • Instructional Environment


ELPS Support Center

  • ELPS Instructional Tool
  • Linguistic Instructional Alignment Guide
  • Implementing the ELPS

LPAC Framework

  • LPAC Information
  • Video Vignettes of LPAC Meetings
  • Home Language Surveys
  • Other Frequently Used Forms


Texas Gateway

  • Online Training


Region 13 Website

  • Sample LPAC Folder

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