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Title I, Part A Schoolwide Program

The purpose of a SWP is to improve academic achievement throughout a school so that all students, particularly the lowest-achieving students, demonstrate proficiency on the State's academic standards (34 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 200.25[a][1]). The improved achievement is to result from improving the entire educational program of the school

(34 CFR 200.25[a][2]).

Title I: Improving Academic Achievement

The Title I program is a federally funded program authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The State Educational Agency (SEA) shall award grants to geographically diverse local educational agencies (LEAs). In making such awards, the SEA shall prioritize awards to LEAs serving the highest percentage of schools identified by the State for comprehensive support and improvement or implementing targeted support and improvement plans. The purpose is to ensure all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach minimum proficiency.

Title II, Part A

The purpose of Title II is to provide supplemental activities that strengthen the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders which includes:

  • Increase student achievement consistent with the challenging state academic standards;
  • Improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals, and other school leaders;
  • Increase the number of teachers, principals, and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools; and
  • Provide low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers, principals, and other school leaders.

Title II, Part A can be used to improve teacher and principal quality which include induction programs, professional development and support professional growth, equitable access to quality educators and recruitment for hard-to-find educator positions. Title II, Part A equitable services must be offered to eligible nonprofit private schools located within the local educational agency (LEA) boundaries. LEAs must consult with participating private schools.

Title III

Language instruction for English learner and immigrant students.

Title IV, Part A: SSAE

The purpose of Title IV, Part A funds is to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of states, local educational agencies (LEAs), schools, and local communities to:

  • Provide all students with access to a well-rounded education;
  • Improve school conditions for student learning; and
  • Improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.