Atlanta Area School for the Deaf

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What is Title I?

  • Title I, Part A is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 (ESEA). Title I is the nation’s largest assistance program for schools.  It provides funding for increasing student achievement in schools selected on the basis of the economic level of families in a school’s attendance zone. This support is to ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards.

    Title I funds supplement local and state educational programs to ensure all students achieve in all academic areas.  The Title I program offers a variety of services which may include additional teachers, support staff, extra time for instruction, resource materials, smaller classes, and additional training for staff.

    What is the eligibility requirement?

    Meeting the needs of academically at–risk children (as determined by the percentage of students that qualify for free and reduced lunch).

    What is the purpose of Title I?

    The purpose of this Title I, is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments. We reach this goal by:

    • Ensuring that high-quality academic assessments, accountability systems, teacher preparation and training, curriculum, and instructional materials are aligned with challenging State academic standards so that students, teachers, parents, and administrators can measure progress against common expectations for student academic achievement;
    • Targeting and distributing our resources sufficiently to make a difference where needs are greatest.
    • Significantly elevating the quality of instruction by providing staff with substantial opportunities for professional development.
    • Help every child receive a high quality education.
    • Build capacity for parent involvement.
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