Title I- Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged, is designed to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.
Approved programs through Title I need to provide additional academic support and opportunities to learn for all children. Funds may be used to extend and reinforce regular school curriculum including, but not limited to:
- Extra instruction in reading and math
- School-wide improvement programs
- Targeted assistance programs
- Special preschool programs
- After-school programs
- Summer programs
ESEA Waivers and Title I Funding:
Typically waivers are removing the requirement for districts to reserve 20% of Title I funds for Supplemental Education Services and 10% of Title I funds for professional development. Districts can use these funds for Focus and Priority schools.
“Priority” schools are the 5% lowest performing schools in the state. The next 10% lowest performing are considered “Focus” schools. Districts can identify Focus and Priority schools as a school-wide program and use Title I funds for all students instead of just the students labeled as Title I students.
Edmentum solutions provide programs that help schools meet the goals of Title I by:
- Promoting mastery of academic standards for all students through lessons and assessments built from state standards
- Increasing accountability of students and schools by providing detailed reports that show where students, classes, or schools stand in mastery of the required standards
- Providing guidance and opportunities for individualized instruction in reported areas of weakness