• The Title I program is a federally supported program that offers assistance to
    educationally and economically disadvantaged children to help ensure they
    receive an equitable, high-quality, well-rounded education and meet the school
    system’s challenging academic standards. The Title I program provides
    instructional activities and supportive services to eligible students over and above
    those provided by the regular school program.
    Qualified Title I schools will operate as school-wide programs or targeted assisted
    programs based upon federal eligibility criteria. School-wide programs will provide
    comprehensive support to offer improved opportunities for all students in the
    school to meet the school system’s academic standards. Targeted assistance
    programs will provide services to eligible students most in need of assistance in
    the school, as determined by objective criteria established by the superintendent
    or designee. Eligibility criteria may include, for example, standardized test scores,
    teacher judgment, and results of preschool screening and home-school surveys.
    Both school-wide and targeted assistance programs shall be based on effective
    means of improving student achievement and shall include evidence-based
    strategies to support parent and family engagement.