Title I, Part A - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

The LEA Technical Assistance and Monitoring provides technical assistance, resources, and program monitoring of local education agencies to ensure that all children have an opportunity to obtain a high quality education and to achieve proficiency on high academic standards.

Title I is a part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). This Act provides federal funds through the Georgia Department of Education to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with high numbers or percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards.

LEAs target the Title I funds they receive to public schools with the highest percentages of children from low-income families. These funds may be used for children from preschool aged to high school. Title I is designed to support State and local school reform efforts tied to challenging State academic standards in order to reinforce and enhance efforts to improve teaching and learning for students. Title I programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support parental involvement.

Components of each school's Title I program include

- A comprehensive needs assessment of the entire school.

- School-wide reform strategies that provide opportunities for all children to meet the state's proficient and

   advanced levels of student academic achievement and use effective methods and instructional strategies

   that are based on scientifically based research.

- Instruction by highly qualified teachers.

- High quality and ongoing professional development for teachers, principals, and paraprofessionals and, if 

   appropriate, pupil services personnel, parents, and other staff.

- Strategies to attract high-quality highly qualified teachers to high-needs schools.

- Strategies to increase parental involvement.

- Plans for assisting preschool children in the transition from early childhood programs, such as Head Start,  

   EvenStart, Early Reading First, or a state-run preschool program, to local elementary school programs.

- Measures to include teachers in the decisions regarding the use of academic assessments.

- Activities to ensure that students who experience difficulty mastering the proficient or advanced levels of

   academic achievement standards are provided with effective, timely additional assistance.

- Coordination and integration of Federal, State, and local services and programs, including program

    supported under No Child Left Behind violence prevention programs, nutrition programs, housing

    programs, Head Start, adult education, vocational and technical education, and job training.

Title I Schoolwide/School Improvement Plans
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