Overview

What does it mean to be a Title I School?

  • The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the nation's main educational law for all public schools. The law holds schools accountable for how students learn and achieve. ESSA aims to ensure that all students, including students with disabilities, English learners, and other historically-underserved groups, are ready for colleges and careers upon graduation from high school. Under ESSA, schools continue to have the flexibility to teach students in different ways, while maintaining a high bar to assess students against state-developed college-and career-ready standards.

    Title I, one component of ESSA, provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers and/or percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging academic standards. The Title I funds can be used for a variety of services and resources for participating schools, which may include additional teachers and support staff, extra time for instruction, a variety of teaching materials, smaller class sizes, Instructional Coaches and professional learning for staff, and more.


Professional Development for Title I Schools are aimed to:

    • Facilitate high academic achievement and growth for all students

      • Ensure data driven instruction occurs across all Tiers (I/II/III).
      • Instructional coaching for focus schools
      • Developing Academic Language with students
    • Reduce achievement gaps across subgroups

      • Brief targeted strategic research-based interventions for students
      • Provide guidance and support for teachers to ensure that they appropriately use data when selecting strategies and services