Title I is a federal program that provides funds to schools and districts based upon the percentage of students qualifying to receive free or reduced price (school) meals. The purpose is to ensure that all children have access to quality instruction and resources that will enable them to meet state academic standards.
Title I schools must incorporate the following reform strategies:
- Provide opportunities for all students to meet the state's proficient and advanced levels of student academic achievement
- Address the needs of all students in the school, particularly the needs of low-achieving students and those at risk of not meeting proficiency
- Address how the school will determine if those needs have been met
- Use effective methods and instructional practices that are based on scientifically based research