Title I, Part A - Improving Basic Programs
The Title I, Part A program is designed to help disadvantaged children meet high academic standards by participating in either a school wide or a targeted assistance program. Schoolwide programs are implemented in high-poverty schools following a year of planning with external technical assistance and use Title I funds to upgrade the entire educational program of the school. Targeted assistance programs provide supplementary instruction to children who are failing or most at risk of failing to meet the district's core academic curriculum standards. School-based decision-making, professional development, and parent involvement are important components of each district's Title I, Part A program.
Title I Schoolwide and Targeted Assistance Planning
Title I, Part D - Prevention/Intervention for Neglected or Delinquent Children
The Title I, Part D program provides supplementary services to children and youth in state agency and local institutions for neglected or delinquent children. The services are designed to improve academic achievement, facilitate the transition of institutionalized children and youth into a regular school setting, and help prepare this population for high school completion, training and employment, or further education. Funds are awarded to state agencies and local or intermediate school districts based on their counts of institutionalized children.
Title I School Improvement Grants
Title I School Improvement grants are available to schools that receive Title I, Part A funds and are identified for improvement, corrective action or restructuring because they have failed to meet the state's adequate yearly progress targets for two or more consecutive years. These grants are used to pay the costs of external technical assistance and professional development for staff needed to support the school's improvement, corrective action or restructuring plan. School districts with eligible schools are notified each year regarding the availability of these funds.
Supplemental Educational Services (SES) and Public School Choice
Under No Child Left Behind, some students in schools that have been identified as "in need of improvement" are eligible for supplemental services. Supplemental services are tutoring, small group, or computer instruction in reading or math provided before or after school, on weekends, or during the summer.
Title I Resources