Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA), provides financial assistance to local education agencies (LEAs) and schools, with high numbers or percentages of children from low-income families, in order to assist schools in ensuring that all children meet challenging academic standards.
Districts or schools accepting Title I funds are required to provide all children with fair, equitable and significant educational opportunities in order to obtain a high-quality education. Title I programs utilize highly qualified staff who implement instructional strategies based on scientifically based research and which are supported by organized and effective parental involvement.
ASA currently provides Title I, Part A services to qualifying students. Students qualify for Title I services based on academic need which may include results of common formative and summative assessments (such as FAST, aReading and aMath), MCA-III assessment data, benchmarking data, and teacher recommendation. ASA has a developed plan to provide Title I support that meets the unique needs of our students. Please contact Heather Mix or Jill Arendt directly if you would like more information.