Title 1

  • What is Title I?  Title I is the largest federal assistance program for our nation’s public schools. Re-authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2001, Title I funding helps ensure that eligible schools receive additional reading and math support for students in need.

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Title I Overview

  • Goals

    • Improve literacy and math skills
    • Promote critical thinking and problem solving skills
    • Encourage family involvement in the education of children

    Funding and Program Models - Title I funds are allocated to each state, and the states, in turn, allocate funds to local school systems based on the percentage of low income families. Spotsylvania County Schools use Title I funds to serve students in kindergarten through grade 5 to provide additional reading and math support. Title I serves schools with two models:

    • Schoolwide Programs focus on schools’ overall educational programs to raise academic achievement for all students.
    • Targeted Assistance Programs provide services to a select group of students identified as having the greatest need in literacy or math development.

    Title I Schools - Title I schools include parents, teachers, administrators, and support staff who work to:

    • Promote partnerships with parents and the community
    • Identify students most in need of educational suppport
    • Set goals for improvement
    • Measure student progress, using state and local standards
    • Provide academic assistance that supplements regular classroom instruction
    • Provide opportunities for professional development for school staff