• Title I, Part A - Improving Basic Programs


    Program Description

    Title I, Part A - Improving Basic Program provides supplemental funding for resources to help schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families provide a high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the state's student performance standards. Title I, Part A supports schools in implementing either a school-wide program or a targeted assistance program. These programs must use effective methods and instructional strategies that are grounded in scientifically based research.


    Components of a Title I School-wide Program


    ·         Comprehensive Needs Assessment


    ·         School-wide reform strategies to improve academic achievement for all students


    ·         Instruction by highly qualified teachers


    ·         High-quality and ongoing professional development

    ·         Strategies to attract high-quality, highly qualified teachers to high-need schools


    ·         Strategies to increase parental involvement


    ·         Plans for assisting preschool children in the transition to local elementary school programs


    ·         Involve teachers in the decision making process regarding the use of academic assessments to improve, the achievement of individual students and the overall instructional program


    ·         Activities to ensure that students who experience difficulty mastering the proficient or advanced levels of academic achievement standards shall be provided with effective, timely additional assistance


    ·         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