Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies (Title I, Part A)

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Legislation

Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended, Title 1, Part A; 20 U.S.C. 6301-6339, 6571-6578

General Provisions

TITLE I - IMPROVING THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF THE DISADVANTAGED

Sec. 101. IMPROVING THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF THE DISADVANTAGED.
Sec. 1001. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE.
Sec. 1002. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
Sec. 1003. SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT.
Sec. 1004. STATE ADMINISTRATION.

PART A - IMPROVING BASIC PROGRAMS OPERATED BY LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES

Subpart 1 - Basic Program Requirements

Sec. 1111. STATE PLANS.
Sec. 1112. LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY PLANS.
Sec. 1113. ELIGIBLE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AREAS.
Sec. 1114. SCHOOLWIDE PROGRAMS.
Sec. 1115. TARGETED ASSISTANCE SCHOOLS.
Sec. 1116. ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT AND LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCY AND SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT.
Sec. 1117. SCHOOL SUPPORT AND RECOGNITION.
Sec. 1118. PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT.
Sec. 1119. QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHERS AND PARAPROFESSIONALS.
Sec. 1120. PARTICIPATION OF CHILDREN ENROLLED IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS.
Sec. 1120A. FISCAL REQUIREMENTS.
Sec. 1120B. COORDINATION REQUIREMENTS.

Subpart 2 - Allocations

Sec. 1121. GRANTS FOR THE OUTLYING AREAS AND THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR.
Sec. 1122. ALLOCATIONS TO STATES.
Sec. 1124. BASIC GRANTS TO LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES.
Sec. 1124A. CONCENTRATION GRANTS TO LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES.
Sec. 1125. TARGETED GRANTS TO LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES.
Sec. 1125AA. ADEQUACY OF FUNDING OF TARGETED GRANTS TO LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES IN FISCAL YEARS AFTER FISCAL YEAR 2001.
Sec. 1125A. EDUCATION FINANCE INCENTIVE GRANT PROGRAM.
Sec. 1126. SPECIAL ALLOCATION PROCEDURES.
Sec. 1127. CARRYOVER AND WAIVER.


Regulations
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Guidance

Accountability
  • April 2001 - Title I Accountability: Guidance on the $225 Million Fiscal Year 2001 Appropriation For School Improvement - updates the Title I school improvement guidance to reflect changes made in the fiscal year 2001 appropriations statute:
    download files MS WORD (224K)
  • January 2000 - Guidance on the $134 Million Fiscal Year 2000 Appropriation for School Improvement:
    download files MS WORD (181K) | PDF (147K)
  • Standards, Assessment and Accountability website
  • Flexibility and Accountability in No Child Left Behind

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COMMUNITY ELIGIBILITY PROVISION

  • Revised March 2015 -- The Community Eligibility Provision and Selected Requirements Under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended.
    download files MS WORD (877K)

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Equitable Services
  • October 17, 2003 - Title I Services to Eligible Private School Children, Non-Regulatory Guidance
    download files MS WORD (335K)
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Family and Community Engagement
  • April 23, 2004 - Parental Involvement: Title I, Part A, Non-Regulatory Guidance
    download files MS WORD (388K) | PDF (231K)
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Fiscal

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Flexibility

Instructional Change

Other

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Preschool
  • New October, 2012—Serving Preschool Children Through Title I Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended
    download files PDF (4.29M)
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Schoolwide Programs
  • October 13, 2015 - ESEA Title I Schoowide Guidance Webinar (PPT)
    download files PDF (3.63MB)

  • July, 2015 - ESEA Title I Schoolwide Guidance, Non-Regulatory Guidance
    download files PDF (3.30MB)

  • March, 2006 - Designing Schoolwide Programs, Non-Regulatory Guidance
    download files MS WORD (452K)
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State and Local Report Cards

  • February 28, 2013 - Webinar State and Local Report Cards Under Title I, Part A, Non-Regulatory Guidance: download files (PDF) (681K)
  • February 9, 2013 - State and Local Report Cards Under Title I, Part A, Non-Regulatory Guidance: download files WORD (951K) |download files PDF (807K). Dear Colleague Letter: download files HTML

  • This guidance is written to assist State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) in understanding and implementing the report card requirements under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended. Guidance in this document replaces previous Title I non-regulatory guidance on SEA and LEA report cards issued on September 12, 2003. It addresses Title I requirements in the ESEA and several changes in reporting requirements related to the Title I regulations issued on October 29, 2008 (73 FR 54436). Where applicable, the guidance also addresses modifications to the reporting requirements for SEAs that have received ESEA flexibility.

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Target Assistance Programs
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