What is Title I?
Title I is a US Department of Education program that provides funding for improving academic achievement for economically disadvantaged, low-achieving students. AAI uses these funds to provide additional academic support and enrichment opportunities to students to help them master the academic curriculum and to meet state standards in core academic subjects.
AAI involves the parents of our students to plan enrichment opportunities and interventions that will help students meet improvement goals by providing notification of:
– Teacher and Paraprofessional Qualifications
– Non-Highly Qualified Teachers
– School Progress (such as SAGE scores)
– Annual School Report Cards with all subgroup data
– Individual Student Progress
– Title I Plan
– Opportunities for Homeless Students
– Programs/support available for English Language Learners
– Safe and Drug Free School issues
– How to resolve concerns
“Highly Qualified” Teachers and Paraprofessionals
All personnel working in Title I programs must meet the criteria to be considered “highly qualified”. For teachers, this means they must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree, full state certification and must have passed a competency test in their areas of instruction. Instructional assistants must have a minimum of two years of college or pass a competency exam in Language Arts and Math.