Title I and Learning Assistance Program
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Title I

Schoolwide Program — TITLE I, Part A

We use the term schoolwide to describe a comprehensive model for school reform. All students benefit from the interventions and services made possible through a schoolwide program, however, schools place their instructional emphasis on those learners who struggle to meet standard on state assessments.

Schoolwide Plans Support Struggling Learners
Build a Schoolwide Plan

10 Components
1Needs Assessment
2Reform Strategies
3Highly Qualified Staff
4Prof. Development
5Attract, Retain HQT
6Parent Involvement
7Transition Plans
9Struggling Learners
10Coordinate Services

Needs Assessment. Reform Plan. Evaluation.

  1. Comprehensive Needs Assessment. Component 1 directs districts to collect and analyze student data. The idea here is to identify a) what’s working and b) what must change to improve student achievement and sustain high quality instruction.
  2. Plan for Reform. Components 2 through 10 direct schools to develop strategies for reform proven through research to strengthen instruction and improve student performance — based on the results of the needs assessment.
  3. Evaluate. Every year, you must assess how well your schoolwide plan for reform is working and document its outcomes. The academic performance of low-achieving students is key, however, your evaluation must also take into account how well all students are doing. Are all your students meeting state standards?
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Program and Grant Management

Schoolwide Program Management
Design a Schoolwide Program (Word)
10-Component Checklist and Worksheet Parent Involvement Principals Workshop: The Schoolwide Model

Title I, Part A Grant Management
New Guidance on Schoolwide Programs (U.S. Department of Education)
Combine Funds (B054-12) | Template — Combine Funds
Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) (M016-15) FAQ
Comparability Requirements (B057-14) ǀ Time and Effort (B051-11) and FAQ

Affirmation of Consultation with Private School Officials
Principal Attestations — Highly Qualified Instructors

Law and Guidance
Designing Schoolwide Programs, 2006 (ED.gov ) EDGAR 34 CFR 200.26 Core elements of a schoolwide plan Section 1114, Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Schoolwide and Targeted Assistance — 2 Program Models for Academic Support
Title I, Part A also funds targeted assistance programs, which center academic support and related services on a specific group of students at risk not to meet state standards.

Standards-based, Accountable, Connected to Families
As the oldest and largest federal education program, Title I programs build equity of opportunity for children whose struggles often keep them on the academic sidelines. Effective schoolwide programs have the potential to support great teaching and build durable skills for learning. Eligible districts supplement the allocation they get through Washington state’s Basic Education Act (BEA) with Title I, Part A dollars. These funds never replace (supplant) BEA dollars.

Schoolwide Programs and Indistar
Indistar is an online platform that makes it possible to integrate several of the principles and indicators that comprise the action plan priority/focus schools must develop — then, rank and merge these strategies for school improvement with the 10 components that must be present in your Title I, Part A schoolwide plan.

































   Updated 9/8/2016

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