Federal Programs

Title I

Improving the Academic Achievement of Disadvantaged Students

Program Purpose

  • Ensures that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments.

  • Requires that Title I funds be used only for effective educational practices grounded in scientifically based research.

  • Requires that all teachers teaching in core academic subjects are highly qualified by the end of the 2005-06 school year.

Type of Title I Program Funded in the Mother Lode School District
Targeted Assistance Program

  • Title I funds provide targeted services to low achieving students.

  • Additional academic assistance may be provided in Reading and/or Math for students in grades 1-5 who meet the eligibility requirements.

  • Services may be provided before or during school hours to increase learning time.

  • Parents of eligible students are notified the first month of school.

Title II

Part A and Part D

Program Purpose

Part A: Preparing, Training and Recruiting High Quality Teachers

  • Increases accountability for student performance by putting quality teachers in classrooms.

  • All State Education Agencies must develop a plan to ensure that all teachers meet the “highly qualified” requirement by the end of the 2005-06 school year.

  • Requires that school principals attest annually whether a school is in compliance with the “highly qualified” requirement.

  • All professional development activities supported with Title II funds must be based on scientifically based research and must correlate with increases in student achievement.

Part D: Enhancing Education Through Technology

  • Improve student academic achievement through the use of technology in elementary and secondary schools.

  • Assist students to become technologically literate by the end of eighth grade.

  • Integrate technology resources and systems with teacher training and professional development.

  • Requires that at least 25 percent of Part D funds received by districts be used for high quality professional development in the integration of technology into instruction.

  • Requires districts and schools to establish technology goals that are aligned with state academic standards to improve student achievement.

  • Requires districts write and follow a Technology Plan.

Title III

English Language Acquisition, Enhancement, and Academic Achievement

Program Purpose

  • Assist schools in teaching English to limited English proficient students.

  • Ensure that limited English proficient students meet the same challenging state academic standards required of all students.

  • Requires that language instruction curricula used to teach limited English proficient students are tied to scientifically based research and are demonstrated to be effective.

  • Requires teachers receive professional development in language acquisition and language development strategies.

  • Establishes annual achievement goals for limited English proficient students that relate to gains in English proficiency in addition to meeting state academic standards.

  • Requires annual reading and language arts assessments of limited English proficient students.

Services to Limited English Proficient Students

  • Services may be provided before or during school hours to increase learning time.

  • Parents are notified annually regarding their child’s placement in a specialized language instruction program.

  • Parents are notified annually regarding their child’s progress toward attaining English proficiency