The ELL Program supports the Department’s mission to provide standards-based education through supplementary instructional and acculturation activities. Services provided through the ELL Program implement the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its regulations, and the Equal Educational Opportunities Act (EEOA) of 1974. With regard to students with limited English proficiency, Title VI and its regulations require that students are able to participate in, or benefit from, regular or special education instructional programs. Services to ELL Program students and Immigrant Children and Youth also implement the requirements of Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Title III). Title III requires ELL Program students attain English proficiency, and meet the same challenging academic standards all students are expected to meet.