Title I is intended to help ensure that all children in the program have the opportunity
to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic
standards and assessments. Title I targets resources to schools where the needs
High-poverty elementary schools (those with 69 percent or more students from low-income
families) are eligible to adopt schoolwide programs to raise the achievement of
low-achieving students by improving instruction throughout the entire school, thus
using Title I funds to serve all children. Schools that are not eligible for schoolwide
programs must use Title I funds to provide targeted services to low-achieving students.
The use of effective instructional strategies such as SIPPS, Success Maker, Do The
Math, I Station, Family Liaison Programs, extended-day and summer school addresses
the needs of targeted students/parents in schools. These services are delivered
by classroom teachers, instructional assistants, family liaisons, and teacher specialists.
The Title I office has the responsibility of overseeing these programs in schoolwide
and targeted assistance schools.