Title I

Title I Overview:

Title I, originally funded as part of the Elementary Secondary Education Act of 1965, is the largest federally funded program designed to provide elementary and secondary schools financial assistance for children in high-poverty and low-performing academic institutions. This program is designed to supplement academic-related instruction to increase learning opportunities for students who are at-risk academically.


These funds are also available to non-Public, neglected-serving and delinquent-serving institutions through the local education agency (LEA). In Indiana, 97% of school corporations receive Title I funding.


Types of Title I:

There are two types of Title I programs: school-wide and targeted assistance.

School-Wide Program:

Schools with poverty rates of over 40% are eligible for school-wide Title I programming. The purpose of the school-wide program is to increase student achievement throughout the entire school. Students are not identified as academically eligible, rather, every child benefits from the supplemental academic services and programs that are offered by a Title I school-wide program. Another component of this program is that the school improvement plan (SIP) must also be developed by parents, teachers, principals and administrators that focuses on improving the quality of teaching and learning in the school. The school improvement plan provides a framework for analyzing problems, identifying underlying causes and addressing instructional issues in a school that has students who are academically at risk.

Schools in EACS that are School-wide Title I:

Paul Harding Junior High        New Haven Primary School
Prince Chapman Academy   New Haven Intermediate School
Southwick Elementary   New Haven Middle School

Targeted Assistance Program:

Schools with a poverty rate lower that 40% (or schools that have chosen not to implement a school-wide program) are eligible to implement a targeted assistance program. Targeted assistance schools employ staff that is paid with Title I funds, whose primary focus is to serve students who are academically at-risk. There are numerous assessments used to determine which students are eligible to participate in the targeted assistance program and services may be provided within intervention, after-school tutoring and/or other supplemental services determined by the individual targeted assisted school and administration.

School in EACS that is Targeted Assistance school:

Heritage Elementary

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