Title I, Part A

  • Title I is a major component of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) with the current reauthorization of ESSA.  Title I is the largest federally funded program for elementary and secondary education.  Title I funds help local school divisions provide equitable education to students in schools with economic needs.  Funding priorities are given to schools with the highest levels of poverty.  In MCSD, five schools have been identified as highest need based on student population receiving free or reduced lunch.  

    Components of a Title I Schoolwide Program include:

    • Comprehensive needs assessment of the entire school;
    • Schoolwide reform strategies provide opportunities for all children to meet the state's proficient and advanced levels of student academic achievement;
    • Use effective, scientific researched instructional strategies to address needs of all students, especially low achieving or otherwise disadvantaged;
    • Evaluate how the school meets needs;
    • Align to state and local improvement plans;
    • Instruction by highly qualified teachers;
    • High-quality and ongoing professional development for all staff including teachers, principals, paraprofessionals and, if appropriate, parents and other school staff to meet the state academic content standards;
    • Strategies to attract highly-qualified teachers to high-needs schools;
    • Strategies to increase family engagement;
    • Plan for assisting preschool children from early childhood programs to local elementary school programs;
    • Include teachers in decisions regarding the sue of academic assessments to provide information and improvement for individual student achievement and the overall instructional program;
    • Timely support and assistance for students who experience difficulty attaining proficient or advanced level of the academic content standards; and
    • Coordinate and integrate federal, state, and local services and programs.


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