A Title I Schoolwide program is a
method of delivering Title I services in eligible schools. It allows the
school to address the educational needs of children living in impoverished
communities with comprehensive strategies for improving the entire school so
that every student achieves high levels of academic proficiency. Schoolwide programs have great
latitude as to determine how to organize their operations and allocate the
multiple funding sources available to them. They do not have to identify
particular children as eligible for services or separately track federal
dollars. Instead, Schoolwide programs can use all allocated funds to increase
the amount and quality of learning time. In this way, they can embrace a high-quality
curriculum according to a comprehensive plan that ensures all children meet the
state's challenging academic standards.
Schoolwide programs serve all children
in a school. All staff, resources, and classes are part of the overall
Schoolwide program. The purpose is to generate high levels of academic
achievement in core subject areas for all students, especially those students
most in need. This purpose is achieved through:
• High quality instruction
• Comprehensive reform strategies and
methods that are based on the use of scientific research
• Strategies and methods to improve
teacher quality and professional development
• Small group setting for literacy
instruction for those with the highest needs
are Title I students?
All students are considered Title I
students and receive the benefits of Title I services. In addition, some students are identified
for more focused intervention based on assessments and classroom performance.
Intervention for these highest-need students is provided in a small group
setting with a 1:10 teacher-to-student ratio at the elementary level.
are parents involved?
• Parents are notified about the
school's Title I program on the building’s website.
• Parents are invited to participate
in literacy and learning.
• Parents are provided information
about Title I through parent/teacher conferences, through the Parent
Involvement Plan, and on their building’s website.