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.
This SSA provides district personnel with timely and beneficial Bilingual/ESL/LEP services.
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.
ESC Region 12 disseminates information, provides expert assistance and support related to federal and state guidelines that address both the needs of English Learners as well as program requirements and timelines. This information includes assistance with Language Proficiency Assessment Committees/Guidelines and PEIMS Coding.
ESC Region 12 disseminates information, provides expert assistance, professional development, and support related to state assessments such as STAAR, STAAR Spanish, and TELPAS.
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.
ESC Region 12 provides professional development and support to assist region 12 districts with implementation of effective strategies that involve parents of EL students in the education of their children.
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 EL student.
TEA Bilingual/ESL Page
EL Web Portal
ELPS Support Center
TEA - ESL Certification Training
2101 West Loop 340
Waco, TX 76712
Phone: (254) 297-1212
Main Fax: (254) 297-2960
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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