What is Title I?
Title I is short for the “Title I, part A of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965, Reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.” Title I is the largest federal assistance program in the nation.
The Federal Government allots funding each year to states who return submits a plan with the purpose of the funding such as what all children are expected to know and be able to accomplish in each grade with ways to measure the progress. Goals must be set and programs developed to enhance regular classroom instructions.
The goal is to give the highest quality education to every child where as, the program provides extra help to students who may be at risk the greatest. At risk students are students who may be the furthest from meeting standards set by the state (students do not have to be from a low income family to be identified as at risk).
Title I helps:
- Children do better in school and feel better about themselves.
- Parents understand issues and have a voice in their child’s education.
- Teachers who benefit from suggestions and support parents offer and from participating in their child’s school success.
Title I Programs Offer:
- Smaller Classes.
- Additional teachers and assistants.
- Additional Professional Development
- Additional time for instruction.
- Diverse source of teaching methods with materials.
- Counseling and mentoring.
- Professional staff that works closely together monitoring yearly children and school growth.