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May 2, 2008

ISBE DELL e-Broadcast 2008.115- US Department of Education Seeks Public Comment on a Notice of Proposed Interpretations Regarding Title III of the ESEA

Dear Educators Serving ELLs:

This message is being forwarded to you from the U.S. Department of Education by the Division of English Language Learning at the Illinois State Board of Education.

Dear Colleagues:

The U.S. Department of Education has published a Notice of Proposed Interpretations regarding Title III of the ESEA.  In the Notice, the Secretary proposes interpretations of several provisions of Title III related to the administration of English language proficiency (ELP) assessments to LEP students served by Title III, the establishment and implementation of annual measurable achievement objectives (AMAOs) for States and districts receiving Title III funds, and State and local implementation of Title III accountability provisions. 

The Department is inviting public comment on the Notice through June 2, 2008.

Please submit comments to or to the address provided in the Notice attached.  The attachment can be found at

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