Title I Programs and Services Explained
Title I is one of the nation's oldest and largest federal programs supporting elementary and secondary education. More than 90 percent of the school systems in the United States receive some sort of Title I funding.
Title I is Based on Three Important Ideas:
1. All students should have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and to reach, at minimum, proficiency on state academic standards and assessments.
Students served by Title I funds include migrant children and youth, children and youth with limited English proficiency, children and youth who are homeless; children and youth who have disabilities; children and youth who are neglected, delinquent or at-risk; children in preschool activities; and any child or youth who is in academic need.
Which Red Wing Schools Does Title I Serve?
How Does Our School Receive Title I Money?
Then , each State Educational Agency sends money to its school districts. How much money each school receives is determined by the number of low-income students attending that school.
Finally, Title I schools:
• Identify the students at their school who need the most educational assistance based on the criteria that school has chosen. Students do NOT have to be from low-income families to receive Title I services.
• Set goals for improving the skills of educationally disadvantaged students at their school.
• Measure student progress to determine the success of the Title I program for each student.
• Develop programs for each individual student in order to support/supplement regular classroom instruction.
Title I Programs Generally Offer:
• Special instructional spaces
• Additional teachers and aides
• Opportunities for professional development for school staff
• Extra time for teaching Title I students the skills they need
• A variety of supplementary teaching methods
• An individualized program for students
• Additional teaching materials which supplement a student’s regular instruction