Title I, Part A Overview
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2008-2009
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Purpose of Title I, Part A
• Provide opportunities for
children served to acquire the
knowledge and skills contained
in the state content standards
(TEKS) and to meet the state
performance standards (TAKS).
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Campus Eligibility for
Title I, Part A
• Title I, Part A campuses have higher
than the district’s average of poverty
level students
• Poverty is usually determined by the
district’s free and reduced lunch count
Campus Eligibility for
Title I, Part A
• Single Attendance Area (No grade
duplication)
LEA has total enrollment of less than 1,000
students or no grade duplication
– May serve any or all of its campuses
– Must apply the 125% Special Allocation
Rule if serving campus below 35%
poverty
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Campus Eligibility for
Title I, Part A
• Multiple Attendance Area = (Grade duplication)
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Serve campuses in rank order
Serve campuses 75% and below by grade span
Serve campuses to 35% poverty
“Skip” a campus if being served at equal level as
Title I
• Optional method by using feeder pattern
• One-year transition if no longer eligible for Title I
Title I, Part A Reserved Funds
• Administration of Title I, Part A program
• Homeless students on
non-Title I campuses
• Parental involvement = 1% of entitlement if
over $500,000
• Professional development
• Other
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Homeless Students
• Now McKinney-Vento Homeless
Education Act with broader
definition
• Must be served by Title I, Part A
• Required homeless liaison at each
district
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Who Can Be Served in
Title I, Part A
Two types of Title I, Part A programs
• Targeted Assistance
• Schoolwide
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Who Can Be Served in
Title I, Part A
• A targeted assistance program serves only
eligible children who are identified with the
“greatest need” for special assistance.
• A schoolwide program permits a school to
use funds from Title I, Part A to upgrade the
entire education program of the school in
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Targeted Assistance
Programs
Eligibility Criteria:
• Campus must be a Title I school
• Only identified students and identified Title
I teachers can utilize resources
• Campus plan must be revised to include
the Title I TA eight components
Schoolwide Programs
Eligibility Criteria:
• Campus must be a Title I school
• 40% of the children residing or enrolled in the
school must be from low-income families
• A campus team must have a year of planning and
training
• Campus plan must be revised to include the ten
Title I SW components
Requirements for
Title I, Part A
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Comprehensive needs assessment
Campus planning
Highly qualified teachers
Principals’ attestation
Parents’ right to know
Parent involvement
School parent compacts
Adequate Yearly Progress
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Comprehensive Needs
Assessment
• Data provided MUST be auditable
• Multiple data sources must be reviewed
• A look at the needs of the entire school or
district, called “findings”
• Needs of students, staff, parents and
community, and facility must be identified and
addressed
Campus Planning
• Low-income data provided MUST be auditable.
• Title I program, campus plan, and parent
involvement activities must be developed in
consultation with teachers, principals,
administrators, other appropriate school
personnel, and parents of children in Title I,
Part A schools
• Campus plan must be reviewed and updated
annually
10 Schoolwide Components
Comprehensive Needs
Assessment
SW Reform Strategies
(Scientifically Research Based)
Instruction by Highly Qualified
Teachers
High Quality & On-going
Professional Development
Strategies to Attract High-Quality,
Highly
Qualified
Teachers
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10 Schoolwide Components
Parental Involvement Strategies
Transition Activities for Preschool
Children
Inclusion of Teachers in Academic
Assessment Decisions
Assisting Students Experiencing
Difficulty Mastering the Proficient or
Advanced Levels of Achievement
Standards
Coordination and Integration of
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Targeted Assistance Campus
Improvement Plans
1. Include the 8 components for
targeted assistance campuses
2. CIP’s must show how students are
identified
3. CIP’s must identify supplementary
services that address student
needs
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8 Targeted Assistance
Components
Use Title I resources to help
participating children meet state’s
academic achievement standards
Planning for Title I students is
incorporated into existing school
planning
Use effective methods and
instructional strategies that are
based on scientifically based
research
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8 Targeted Assisted
Components
Coordination with & support of
regular education program
Instruction by highly qualified
teachers
Professional Development
Parental involvement strategies
Coordination & integration of
federal, state, and local services
and programs
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Highly Qualified Teachers
To ensure that low-income
and minority students are
not taught by unqualified,
out-of-field, or inexperienced
teachers
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Highly Qualified Teachers
• Any teacher in a core
academic subject must be
highly qualified when hired
• Now only a very few
extensions, for rural schools,
multi-subject special
education teachers, and
international teachers
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Core Subject Areas
• English
• reading or
language arts
• mathematics
• science
• foreign
languages
• civics &
government
• economics
• Arts music, art,
dance or
theatre
• history
• geography
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Highly Qualified Teachers
• Determined by meeting all
three requirements
1) Bachelors’ degree
2) Full state certification
3) Demonstration of
competency
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Title I, Part A
Paraprofessionals
Any paraprofessional working
in a Title I, Part A program
must have a secondary school
diploma or GED AND meet one
of the following qualifications:
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Title I, Part A
Paraprofessionals
1. Have completed at least two
years of study at an institution
of higher education; or
2. Have obtained an associate’s (or
higher) degree; or
3. Have met a rigorous standard of
quality and can demonstrate,
through a formal state or local
academic
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Title I, Part A
Paraprofessionals
-- knowledge of, and the ability to
assist in instructing reading,
writing, and mathematics; or
-- knowledge of, and the ability to
assist in instructing reading
readiness, writing readiness,
and mathematics readiness, as
appropriate.
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Title I, Part A
Paraprofessionals
Exceptions
• Primary responsibility is to serve
as a translator; or
• Duties consist solely of
conducting parental involvement
activities under Title I, Part A
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Who is considered to be a Title I,
Part A paraprofessional on a
Title I, Part A Schoolwide
Campus?
• Any paraprofessional
providing instruction
• Paraprofessionals must be
under the direct supervision
of a teacher.
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Title I, Part A
Principals’ Attestation
Principals of Title I, Part A
campuses must attest annually
that the campus is in compliance
with teacher and
paraprofessional requirements
of Title I, Part A
Title I, Part A
Principals’ Attestation
Copies must be maintained
• At each Title I, Part A campus
• District’s central office
• Available to general public for review
• Document is available on NCLB
website, under “Sample Forms”
Title I, Part A
Parents Right to Know
A school receiving Title I, Part A
funds must provide each
individual parent:
 the child’s level of achievement in
each state academic assessment,
and
 timely notice if the child has been
assigned or taught for 4 or more
consecutive
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highly
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Title I, Part A
Parental Involvement
• Information must be in a
language that parents can
understand
• Parents must be involved in
how the parental involvement
reserved funds are to be used
• Must provide materials and
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Title I, Part A
Parental Involvement
• Written district parental
involvement policy (plan)
• Written campus parent
involvement policy (plan)
• On-going opportunities for
involvement
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Title I, Part A
School Parent Compacts
• Informal written agreement
between the school, parents, and
students
• Defines roles and responsibilities
for students’ academic success
• Must be developed with parent
input
• Must be reviewed and revised
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Adequate Yearly Progress
• Federal evaluation system created in No Child
Left Behind
• Districts/campuses must reach or exceed state
performance targets
• School Improvement Program (SIP) sanctions
can be imposed if targets are not met
• Performance targets will rise until they reach
100% in the 2013-2014 school year
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For more information:
Linda Currier
Title I, Part A Consultant
[email protected]
817 740 7544
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