Title III Accountability
Under Title III of NCLB, districts (and county offices of education) must establish benchmarks and annually measure the progress of students trying to attain English proficiency. These benchmarks for English learners are called annual measurable achievement objectives (AMAOs) and occur in three areas. The first two pertain to progressing toward and attaining English proficiency as measured by students' results on the California English Language Development Test (CELDT). The third area is the annual measurable objective (AMO) used to determine adequate yearly progress (AYP) under NCLB.