Federal Programs Overview

TITLE I

 

Provides grants to school districts to increase student academic achievement. Funds from Title I are utilized to:

  • Identify and support students who most need educational help.
  • Set goals for school improvement.
  • Develop programs that add to the regular classroom instruction.
  • Measure student progress.
  • Involve parent s in all aspects of the program.

Key elements of the Title I program are:

  • Describe what all students are expected to learn.
  • Determine the Standards of Performance for all students to meet.
  • Establish ways to measure the schools' progress.
  • Funds are based on the number of families below a set income level.

TITLE II

Provides grants to school districts to increase student academic achievement. Funds from Title II are utilized to:

  • Improve teacher and principal quality.
  • Increase the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom.
  • Increase the number of highly qualified principals in schools.
  • Hold school districts and schools accountable for student achievement for all schools.

Key elements of the Title II program are:

  • All activities are based on scientific research.
  • All activities are aligned with the West Virginia Content Standards.
  • Funds can be used to recruit and hire highly qualified teachers to reduce classroom sizes
    in K-3.
  • Funds can be used to provide high quality professional development in all core subjects.
  • Funds can be used to provide teachers instructional strategies to improve skills.

TITLE III
Provides grants to school districts to assist students who were not born in the United States or whose language is a language other than English; or comes from an environment where a language other than English has had a significant impact on the student's level of English proficiency.

Key elements of the Title III Program Are:

  • Appropriate screening for all new LEP (Limited English Proficient) students.
  • Appropriate services for eligible students
  • Monitor annual yearly progress of LEP students
  • Communicate with parents regularly
  • Provide parents with necessary support and resources.



TITLE VI (Rural and Low Income-RLIS)

Provides grants to school districts in order to provide accountability and flexibility to implement innovative programs. Funds from Title VI are utilized to:

  • Identify and support students who most need educational help.
  • Involves parents in all aspects of the program.
  • Set goals for school improvement.
  • Develop programs that add to regular classroom instruction.
  • Professional development.

Key elements of Title VI program are:

  • Increase student achievement.
  • Flexibility for use of the funds.
  • Must meet the needs of students in the LEA.
  • All activities are based on scientific research.
  • Funding is based on attendance.