Title I and Learning Assistance Program
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Title I

Targeted Assistance Model – Title I, Part A

A targeted assistance program centers academic support and related interventions and services and on a specific group of students — at risk not to meet state standards.

Targeted Assistance Supports Struggling Learners
Build a Targeted Assistance Plan

8 Components.
1Needs Assessment
2Integrate TA Plan within School Plan
3Instruction/Services Supplement Core Program
4Coordinate Services to Support Transition
5Instruction by Highly Qualified Staff
6Professional Development
7Parent Involvement
8Coordinate Services

Needs Assessment. Core Program Support. 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. Core Program Support. Components 2 through 8 direct schools to target struggling learners in ways that strengthen and support core academic programs and services — based on the results of the needs assessment.
  3. Evaluate. Every year, you must assess how well your targeted assistance plan 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?

Print Build a Targeted Assistance Plan

Program and Grant Management

Targeted Assistance (TA) Program Management Basics for TA Programs
Title I, Part A Program Models: Targeted and Schoolwide

Bulletins Specific to Title I, Part A Grant Management


Law and Guidance

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.




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