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Title I Continuous Improvement

The Title I Continuous Improvement Team, part of the DPI's Division for Student and School Success, provides statewide leadership and technical assistance for school-level improvement to achieve educational equity. The team: 

  • Collaborates across the agency and in the field to build capacity around equity and family engagement,  
  • Administers the Achievement Gap Reduction (AGR) program, a state-funded program that provides funding directly to schools, based on low-income data, so they can implement specific evidence-based improvement strategies, and  
  • Operationalizes the improvement portions of the accountability system mandated by Title I, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which identifies and supports schools with persistent gaps, low graduation rates, and low overall performance.  

Under the ESSA Accountability System, the team provides guidance and technical assistance for schools and Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) around continuous improvement for schools identified for Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI), Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI), and Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI). The team directly supports and monitors schools identified for CSI, administers identification-related grants, and collaborates across the agency and the field on the development of a statewide system of supports for continuous improvement. 

Team programs and initiatives support evidence-based continuous improvement, a collaborative effort among administrators, teachers, students, families, and community members to identify areas of strength and growth within a school and develop and implement a shared vision and goals for improvement. 

For additional information, visit the links below or contact the Title I Continuous Improvement Team at (608) 267-3721 or