PROGRAM AND SERVICES
WHAT IS TITLE I?
Title I, Part A of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), known as Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged Program, is one of the most well-known and largest parts of federal education law. Title I funds are targeted to high-poverty schools and districts and used to provide educational services to students who are educationally disadvantaged or at risk of failing to meet state standards.
Title I has 3 primary objectives:
- To improve student achievement for all participating students
- To improve staff development
- To improve parental and community involvement
Title I funds may be used in a variety of ways including but not limited to:
- Additional instructional programs such as reading support
- Extended day tutoring
- Resources and materials
- Summer programs
- Title I events such as Literacy Night
- Professional development
Nauset Public Schools uses Title I funds to support a Targeted Assistance Program; individual students in our schools are chosen to receive supplemental services in reading and/or math based on specific criteria. Selection for this program is based on various assessments; end-of-year testing and teacher recommendations, all of which help us assess the needs of each child.
In 2012 the U.S. Department of Education approved a flexibility request form the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Under the flexibility, districts are able to more effectively allocate Title I funds based on a comprehensive needs assessment.
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education