Title I

Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

What is Title I?

Title I, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, is the largest federal contribution to K-12 education. It consists of several funding streams for school districts and schools to supplement local educational programs and to help ensure that economically disadvantaged students are given the same opportunity to achieve state-defined academic standards as their peers.

In exchange for financial support, schools, districts, and states are held accountable for raising academic performance of all students, narrowing the achievement gap between underachieving groups and their more advantaged peers, and enabling those most at risk to reach state academic standards.

The goal of Title I is a high-quality education for every child, so the program provides extra help to students who need it most.  These are children who are the furthest from meeting the standards the state has set for all children.  Title I resources are directed to schools with high percentages of at-risk students.

Important Title I Documents

Title I - School Parent Involvement Policy
Titulo I - Politica de Envolvimiento de Padres de Escuela

Title I - Parent Right-to-Know Letter

Title I - Principal Letter

Title I - Educational Involvement Accord
Titulo I - Acuerdo de Participacion Educativa