Title III: English Learners (ELs), Immigrants and Refugees


Our mission is to collaborate with a wide range of partners to ensure that all facets of Title III legislation are supported for the purpose of preparing ELs, Immigrant Students and Recently Arrived (Refugees) for Career, College and Life Readiness.

Title III Requirements

Spending Title III, Part A Funds to Support English Learners

Meetings and Monitoring Visits

Alternative Language Services (ALS) Directors’ Meetings 

Updated Schedule 2019-2021
Location: Utah State Board of Education North and South Boardrooms
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30

2019-2020 Academic Year

August 22, 2019 (New ALS and Refresher/Update)

November 21, 2019

March 26, 2020

April 30, 2020

2020-2021 Academic Year

August 20, 2020 (New ALS and Refresher/Update)

October 22, 2020

January 28, 2021

March 25, 2021

Note: Webinars are only as needed.

Professional Learning

Two new Massively Integrated Data Analytics System (MIDAS) Courses (3.0 Credits each):

  1. Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) English Learner (EL) Support using World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Key Uses and Individual Student Reports; and
  2. Evidenced-Based English Learner Programs and High Leverage Strategies
School Visit Schedule (Not an Audit)

These visits will be coordinated with the Utah State Board of Education Title I and School Improvement Teams to alleviate any undue burden on schools:

  • Dual Immersion
  • Endeavor Hall
  • Esperanza School with School Improvement
  • Freedom Academy
  • Pacific Heritage Academy with School Improvement
  • Utah International School
2019 Fall Scheduled Visits

September 24, 25, 26

October 1, 2, 3

October 23, 24

November 5, 6
Box Elder

November 19, 20

December 3, 4, 5

2020 Fall Visits

Location: To be determined


San Juan



2020 Fall Visits

Location: To be determined

Duchesne Consortium




2021 Spring Visits

Location: To be determined


Revisit Granite

Revisit Park City

Revisit Salt Lake

Note: Title III Specialist will schedule with Wasatch; North and South Sanpete; Millard; South Summit; American Leadership.

The following Local Education Agencies (LEAs) have been visited and official Utah State Board of Education reports uploaded into Utah Grants. Title III Specialist will schedule consultations that support LEAs’ completion of the required LEA response to recommendations in the Utah State Board of Education report and then uploaded to Utah Grants.

  1. Granite (Cottonwood Feeder); Consultation on TSI Schools
  2. Salt Lake (West Feeder); Consultation on TSI Schools
  3. Canyons (Hillcrest Feeder); Consultation on TSI Schools
  4. Entheos (Kearns and Magna); Consultation on TSI Schools
  5. Guadalupe; Consultation on TSI Schools
  6. Jordan (West Jordan High Feeder); Consultation on TSI Schools
  7. Davis (Northridge Feeder); Consultation on TSI Schools
  8. Uintah (Uintah High Feeder); Consultation on TSI Schools

Evidence-Based Practices

Evidence-Based Improvement: A Guide for States to Strengthen Their Frameworks and Supports Aligned to the Evidence Requirements of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

This guide provides an initial set of tools to help school districts understand and plan for implementing evidence-based improvement strategies.

Non-regulatory Guidance: Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments
United States Department of Education

This guidance seeks to help State Educational Agencies (SEAs), Local Education Agencies (LEAs), schools, educators, partner organizations, and other stakeholders understand the four levels of evidence and recommends a step-by-step process for choosing and implementing interventions that improve outcomes for students.

The Evidence Provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
Results for America

ESSA's definition of "evidence-based" includes 4 levels of evidence:

  • Level 1: Strong
  • Level 2: Moderate
  • Level 3: Promising
  • Level 4: Under Evaluation

Contact Us

Dr. Christelle Estrada
Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7888 | E-mail

Renee Medina
Office Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7704 | E-mail