Schools with poverty rates of 40% or higher are eligible to implement a school-wide Title I program. The purpose of a school-wide program is to improve student achievement throughout the entire school. Individual students are not identified as eligible to participate. Rather, every child will benefit from the added services and programs that a school-wide Title I educational program provides, which will improve the achievement of all students, particularly those who are low achieving. In addition, a school must develop and implement the improvement plan with the involvement of parents, teachers, principals, and administrators. Essentially, a school-wide program helps a school do more for all of its students.
Administrators, teachers, and Title I staff work to:
Schools receiving Title I funds are evaluated each year by administrators, teachers, and parents using state and local assessments to determine if the school has made adequate yearly progress. If the program goals have not been met, program and school plans are revised.
Parental involvement is a critical component of the Title I legislation. Schools receiving Title I funding are obligated to implement programs, activities, and procedures for the involvement of parents in school-related programs. Schools may also provide opportunities for parents to increase their knowledge and skills related to their children’s education. Such programs, activities, and procedures must be planned and implemented for parents of participating children. Parents can also find information and resources on the Parent Portal at the Indiana Department of Education as well as Indiana Partnerships Center.
The more involved parents are in their child’s education, the more success a child will have in school. We encourage all parents to become an active member in their child’s education. You can become more involved by: