Types of Title I Programs

Targeted Assistance Title I Program
 
Criteria
  • At least 35% of the student population is eligible for Free and Reduced Meals (FARMS)
  • Title I funds are used to provide identified students with additional academic support
  • Children who meet any of the following criteria may be eligible for Title I services; have disabilities, are homeless, are neglected or delinquent, have limited English proficiency
  • All newly identified Title I schools are targeted assistance for two years

Program Components

  • Meets state student performance standards
  • Effective means for improving achievement
  • Planning for students
  • Use effective instructional strategies
  • Coordinate with and support the regular education program
  • Instruction by highly qualified staff
  • Provide professional development for staff
  • Support parent involvement

Schoolwide Title I Program

Criteria
  • At least 40% of the student population is eligible for Free and Reduced Meals (FARMS)
  • Title I funds are used to upgrade the educational program so that the education for ALL children is improved
  • All children are eligible for Title I services

Program Components

  • Comprehensive needs assessment of the entire school, which focuses on the achievement of students on the state academic content and achievement standards
  • Schoolwide reform strategies based on scientifically based research designed to address the needs of all students and especially the low achieving students
  • Instruction by highly qualified teachers
  • High quality, ongoing professional development
  • Strategies to attract high-quality, highly qualified teachers to high needs schools
  • Strategies to increase parent involvement
  • Plans to assist preschool children in their transition from early childhood programs to elementary school
  • Decision making by teachers in the use of academic assessments to improve student achievement
  • The use of additional, effective, and timely assistance for students who are not meeting the standards of proficiency
  • Coordination and integration of federal, state, and local services and programs including violence prevention, nutrition, housing, Head Start, adult education, vocational and technical education, and job training

Each Title I school develops a Title I plan which has all of the Title I components and may be viewed on each school's website.  Title I plans are available in each school office for parent/community review and comment.  Annually, principals review the Title I schoolwide program with parents.


 
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