Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs) Title III, Part A Accountability System
Under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as reauthorized under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), local education agencies (LEAs) that receive Title III, Part A funding for English language acquisition programs are held accountable for their English language learners’ (ELLs) achievement in learning the English language. Each spring in Texas, our ELLs, also identified in statute as limited English proficient (LEP), are assessed using the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS). The achievement of each Title III-funded LEA’s LEP student population then is measured against the state's achievement standards known as the Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs). The Title III accountability system includes three AMAOs for measuring student achievement:
- AMAO 1 Progress - Measures the LEP students’ progress with English language proficiency;
- AMAO 2 Attainment - Measures the LEP students’ attainment of English language proficiency; and
- AMAO 3 LEP AYP - Measures the LEP students’ adequate yearly progress (AYP) in meeting the state’s student academic achievement standards.