Title I Program
- Title I is part of the No Child Left Behind legislation that provides supplemental federal funding for low achieving children in schools that provide free and reduced lunches for disadvantaged students.
- Title I is a program that provides extra academic support and learning opportunities for children farthest from meeting the challenging state standards.
- The Title I program supplements the regular education program with federal funds, determined by census data.
- Services to children are based on the academic needs of individual children, not on the socio-economic level of a child and his/her family.
- Students may be served from the following categories: migrant children, limited English proficiency children, homeless children, and children with disabilities.
- Parent involvement is an important component of Title I. Parents are needed for planning, policy, participation, partnering, and program evaluation.
- Title I requires states to develop standards and assessments that will challenge students, served by the Title I program, to perform to high levels.
- Research suggests that high standards, when coupled with valid and reliable assessments and aligned support, can exert a powerful influence over what children are taught and how much they learn.