What is Title I?
- Title I is part of the Every Student Suceeds Act that provides supplemental federal funding for low achieving children in schools that provide free and reduced lunches for disadvantaged students.
- Title I is a program that provides extra academic support and learning opportunities for children farthest from meeting challenging state standards.
- Eads Elementary School and Elliott Elementary School qualify for Title I services based on their free and reduced lunch populations.
Title 1 Funding and Purpose
How does the money get to my school district?
- The money travels from the federal government to School Town of Munster and then to eligible schools within the district.
- Census data are used to determine the amount of Title I money the district receives.
How does Title I help schools?
- Title I helps schools by supplementing the regular education program and by helping eligible students meet the Indiana Academic Standards.
Eligibility and Accountability
Which students receive Title I services?
- Services to children are based on the academic needs of individual children, not on the socioeconomic level of a child or his/her family.
- These students may be served:
- Migrant children
- Children with limited English proficiency
- Children who are homeless
- Children with disabilities
- Any child who is in academic need
What about accountability?
- Title I requires states to develop standards and assessments that will challenge students served by Title I programs to perform to high levels.
- Research suggests that high standards, when coupled with valid and reliable assessments and aligned support, can exert a powerful influence over what children are taught and how much they learn.