What is Title I?
Title I is a federally funded program that was enacted in 1965 under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), committed to closing the achievement gap between low-income students and other students. Funds are based on free and reduced lunch numbers. A school must have 40% average daily membership (ADM) to operate a “schoolwide program”. Currently, all elementary schools in Asheville City Schools fall within this category.
The Purpose of Title I Programming is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on state and local academic achievement standards and assessments.
The District Title I Plan includes a District Title I Staff Team and a Parent & Stakeholder Involvement Team with representatives from each of the Title I Schools that meet at least 3 times annually with specific tasks and areas of focus to include, but are not limited to:
specific strategies to increase parent involvement, input, and engagement
ensure high-quality academic assessments, accountability systems, training, curriculum, and instructional materials are aligned with standards so that students, teachers, parents, and administrators can measure progress against common expectations for student academic achievement
meet the educational needs of low-achieving and disadvantaged children
close the achievement gap between high and low performing children
assist schools with accountability for improving the academic achievement of all students
distribute resources effectively to make a difference where needs are the greatest
improve teaching and learning
elevate the quality of instruction by providing staff in participating schools with high-quality professional development
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