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Title I, Part A


other resources iconTitle I, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA/ESEA) is a federal funding program designed to close achievement gaps and ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. The largest part of the Title I program, Part A supports improvements to basic educational programs. Funds are allocated, based on a formula, to districts or other local educational agencies (LEAs) with high numbers or percentages of children from low-income families. LEAs distribute funding to support a variety of services in and beyond schools.

Some schools receiving funding operate Schoolwide Programs, which implement school improvements to ensure that systems, practices, and programs are effectively aligned to reduce gaps and support every student’s achievement. Other schools operate Targeted Assistance Programs, which provide services to a subgroup of identified students.

Program elements include:

  • Needs assessment and program plan design, to ensure services are designed to meet identified needs and help ensure that resource allocation is aligned with equity goals
  • Family engagement, to allow family perspectives to inform programming efforts and to promote coordination of school and family efforts to support students
  • Appropriately licensed teachers, to help ensure children from low-income families have equitable access to high-quality instruction
  • Equitable participation by private school students, to ensure that eligible students in private schools benefit from Title I services even though private schools cannot receive Title I funds directly

Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, 20 U.S.C. § 6301

List of Title I Schools for 2017-18

List of Title I Schools for 2018-19 (93 percent of LEAs reporting as of 3.6.19).

Practice-to-Policy Feedback: The Title I Committee of Practitioners

The Title I Committee of Practitioners is an advisory group composed of individuals working in Title I programs throughout Wisconsin. The group typically meets twice each school year to get the latest updates, discuss issues, and provide input on Title I-related matters, such as services/supports, statewide projects, plans, and proposed policies. Members include school administrators, teachers, parents, local school board members, private school representatives, and pupil service personnel.

2017-18 COP Member List

For more information about COP, contact Jonas Zuckerman, Director, at (608) 267-9136.

Organizations and Resources

For questions about this information, contact Title I and School Support Team (608) 267-3721