Title I is part of the No Child Left Behind legislation 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 the challenging state standards.
The Title I program supplements the regular education program with federal funds, determined by census data.
Services to children are based on the academic needs of individual children, not on the socio-economic level of a child and his/her family.
Students may be served from the following categories: migrant children, limited English proficiency children, homeless children, and children with disabilities.
Parent involvement is an important component of Title I. Parents are needed for planning, policy, participation, partnering, and program evaluation.
Title I requires states to develop standards and assessments that will challenge students, served by the Title I program, 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.