Final Summary Report
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Introduction to the Report
The State ESEA1 Title I Participation Summary Report for 2001-02 summarizes data for the Title I, Part A, Grants to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) program. The Title I Grants to LEAs program provides federal financial assistance to eligible school districts and schools to assist them in providing opportunities for children most at risk to help them acquire knowledge and skills to meet challenging state content and performance standards. The Part A program can serve children as young as preschool age and as old as the high school level and provides supplemental services to many special populations including children with disabilities, students with limited English proficiency (LEP), and migrant children. This program also provides services outside of the traditional public school setting to eligible children in nonpublic schools and local institutions for neglected or delinquent students, as well as other support services such as family literacy services.
This report provides Title I participation data for 2001-02, prior to the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), and reflects implementation under the prior law, the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994 (IASA). The report also presents comparisons to 2000-01 and previous years. Topics include: districts, schools and students served, the range of instructional and support services provided, Title I staffing patterns, and schools' progress toward meeting performance standards, as reported by states on Consolidated State Performance Reports (CSPR). The tables shown in this report reflect data submitted by the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and Puerto Rico. State-by-state tables follow the text that amplify the participation data and offer readers a more detailed look at several aspects of the Title I program.
The quality and timeliness of the state-submitted data continue to be an issue. For 2001-02, state reports were due to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) in fall 2003, but not all states met this deadline with some states submitting their reports as late as spring 2004. In addition, the state reports, once submitted, were often incomplete or included apparent errors and inconsistencies that required repeated follow-up calls to states. The problem of incomplete data is greatest when there are changes to the data collection instrument from one year to the next. There are, however, some instances where states are unable to provide some of the required information even though there have been no changes to the data collection instrument from the previous year. ED continues to work with states to improve both the quality and timeliness of their submissions. Further, ED's Performance-Based Data Management Initiative (PBDMI) also is intended to improve data quality and reporting in future years.
The reporting requirements for Title I have changed under the NCLB legislation that reauthorized ESEA. However, as noted above, this report is based on the 2001-02 school year and previous (IASA) reporting requirements.
As part of the verification process, states could and did revise information submitted for 2001-02 as well as information submitted for earlier years. As a result of these revisions, some of the information shown in this report for years prior to 2001-02 differs from previously published figures.
The 2001-02 achievement results will be reported separately in State Education Indicators with a Focus on Title I 2001-02. Refer to the Department's Web site at http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ods/ppss/reports.html#title.
1. The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Improving America's Schools Act, Pub. L. No. 103-382, 108 Stat. 3518, et. seq. (1994). This act was further amended by the No Child Left Behind Act, Pub. L. No. 107-110, 20 U.S.C. § 6301 (2002) (enacted Jan. 8, 2002).