Title I Funding

Title I is the largest source of federal education funding, providing over $15 billion to schools with high numbers or percentages of children living in poverty. Schools may operate a targeted program, in which services are provided to children who are failing or at risk of failing. Schools operating a schoolwide program may provide services to all students.

Title I Schools identified for either comprehensive or targeted support or improvement must implement at least one intervention that is evidence-based (E-26 of the January 2017 Title I Accountability FAQ).

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Distribution: Funds are distributed according to percentages of students from low-income families.Schools with more than 75% of children in poverty must receive Title I funds in ranking order. School districts have the option to lower the poverty threshold to 50% in high schools and/or serve schools with less than 75% poverty by grade span in lieu of a strict ranking order.

How the funds can be used: Schools must use the funds to help students meet state academic standards by supplementing the existing program. Among other expenses, schools may provide extra teachers, intervention programs, supplemental materials, technology, professional development, or programs to incorporate a well-rounded education.

Title I Dept of Education website

Intervention Programs

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Reading Intervention
Words Their Way Classroom Word study at students' developmental levels K-5   Promising  
SuccessMaker Personalized intervention to fill in literacy gaps K-8   Strong  
QuickReads® Fluency instruction using high-frequency words 2-6   Strong  
iLit Literacy and ELL Solutions Two years reading growth in a single year 4 and up   Strong  
Math Intervention
SuccessMaker Personalized intervention to fill in the math content and process gaps K-8   Strong  
MathXL® for School An online homework, assessment and tutorial program 6-12   Demonstrates a rationale