Revised July 2007
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Programs in the No Child Left Behind Act Requiring Equitable Participation
Title I: Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
Title I, Part A--Improving Basic Programs Operated by LEAs
Title I, Part A provides supplementary instruction by public school teachers or through a third-party contractor to students who are educationally disadvantaged and failing or most at risk of failing to meet high academic standards, and who live in Title I attendance areas. Instruction may take place during the school day, before or after school, or in the summer. Title I services may be provided on site at a private school, including religiously affiliated schools, or at other locations. Funds are generated on the basis of the number of students from lowincome families who reside in participating public school attendance areas and attend private schools.
Services may include a targeted, assisted pullout model, supplementary instruction, direct instruction, computer-assisted instruction, tutoring, counseling, and family literacy and early childhood programs. In addition, the law requires equitable services for private school teachers of Title I students in professional development activities and of parents of Title I students in parent involvement activities.
Title I, Part A is not governed by the Uniform Provisions; it has its own requirements. Under Title I, Part A LEAs are also required to maintain a written affirmation, signed by an official for each participating private school, that the required consultation has occurred.