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Targeted Assistance & Schoolwide Programs NCLB Technical Assistance Audio April 18, 2007 3:30 PM April 19, 2007 10:30 AM Alaska Department of Education.

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1 Targeted Assistance & Schoolwide Programs NCLB Technical Assistance Audio April 18, :30 PM April 19, :30 AM Alaska Department of Education & Early Development Margaret MacKinnon, Title I/NCLB Administrator

2 2 Targeted Assistance

3 3 TA – Targeted Assistance NCLB Section 1115 School Eligibility Must be Title I eligible (poverty at or above district average) Program Purpose Assists participating children (low-achieving) to meet proficiency on state content assessments

4 4 TA – Targeted Assistance Planning Includes general description of TA activities to support students identified for services & criteria for selection of students Use of Funds ONLY used to directly support programs for eligible students

5 5 TA – Targeted Assistance Consolidating Funds Coordination with other programs is expected Consolidating funds is NOT allowed Supplement Must be used to supplement services provided in the absence of Title I funds

6 6 TA – Targeted Assistance Student Eligibility for Services Criteria for services must be: multiple educationally related objective For preschool-grade 2, judgment of teacher, interviews with parents, & other developmentally appropriate criteria Criteria NOT based on income level

7 7 TA – Targeted Assistance Students automatically eligible Head Start Even Start Migrant Neglected or Delinquent Homeless

8 8 TA – Targeted Assistance Incidental inclusion School may provide, on incidental basis, Title I services to children not identified as participating only if: Services are designed to meet needs of Title I students and focused on those students, Does not decrease amount, duration or quality of services to Title I students, Does not increase cost of services, Does not exclude any children who would otherwise receive Title I services

9 9 TA – Targeted Assistance School Personnel Staff paid with Title I funds work with Title I students May assume limited duties assigned to similar personnel, in same proportion Time and Effort reports required Paraprofessional Requirements Only those paid directly with Title I funds must meet qualifications

10 10 TA – Targeted Assistance School Improvement Subject to school improvement provisions If school at Level 2 or above, must use 10% of Title I school funds for professional development Parent Involvement Must comply with Title I requirements

11 11 TA – Targeted Assistance Professional Development Must comply with Title I requirements Professional development paid for with Title I funds may include any teachers that serve Title I students at some point during the day, not just those teachers paid with Title I funds May not include staff who do not serve Title I students at some point (guidance letter from Ray Simon 2004)

12 12 Targeted Assistance – Program Components –

13 13 TA – Targeted Assistance Each TA program must: Use Title I resources to help participating children meet state standards Ensure planning for students in TA program is incorporated in existing school planning Be based on effective strategies for improving student achievement

14 14 TA – Targeted Assistance Each TA program must: Use instructional strategies that… Gives priority to extended learning time (before- or after-school, summer, extended school year) Helps provide a high quality curriculum Minimizes use of the pull-out model Coordinate with/support regular educational program Provide instruction by highly qualified staff

15 15 TA – Targeted Assistance Each TA program must: Provide opportunities for professional development for staff working with TA students Provide strategies to increase parental involvement Coordinate with other federal, state, and local services/programs

16 16 Schoolwide Programs

17 17 SW – Schoolwide Programs NCLB Section 1114 School Eligibility Poverty level must be at least 40% Program Purpose Designed to upgrade entire educational program in Title I school, including for low- achieving students

18 18 SW – Schoolwide Programs Planning Comprehensive SW developed for reforming total instructional program One year planning period is normal Reviewed & revised annually Use of Funds Used to serve all students to meet needs identified through comprehensive needs assessment

19 19 SW – Schoolwide Programs Consolidating Funds May be consolidated with other funds (federal, state, local) Exempted from specific statutory requirements, but must meet intent and purposes of all federal programs included Supplement Title I funds used ONLY to supplement the amount of non-federal funds

20 20 SW – Schoolwide Programs Program requirements Still must meet specific requirements of some programs before using funds in SW: IDEA – funds up to cap, meet all requirements Migrant – consult with parents, meet special educational needs first Indian Ed – parent committee approval Reading First – funds may not be combined

21 21 SW – Schoolwide Programs Student Eligibility for Services Not required to identify particular children as eligible to participate in services or to provide supplemental services to such children All students considered Title I

22 22 SW – Schoolwide Programs School Personnel All supported by Title I funding; may assume any duties Semi-annual certification required Paraprofessional Requirements All paraprofessionals in SW are considered Title I & must meet qualifications

23 23 SW – Schoolwide Programs School Improvement Subject to school improvement provisions If school at Level 2 or above, must use amount equal to 10% of school Title I funds for Prof Development (from any source) Parent Involvement Must comply with Title I requirements

24 24 SW – Schoolwide Programs Professional Development Any staff may participate in professional development as all are considered Title I

25 25 Schoolwide Programs – Program Components –

26 26 SW – Schoolwide Programs A SW must include the following: Comprehensive needs assessment of entire school Reform strategies Instruction by highly qualified teachers & plan to attract HQ teachers High quality, ongoing professional development for teachers and aides

27 27 SW – Schoolwide Programs A SW must include the following: Measures to include teachers in decision-making regarding use of academic assessments Strategies to increase parental involvement Plans for assisting transition of pre- school children

28 28 SW – Schoolwide Programs A SW must include the following: Ensure identification of and timely assistance to students having difficulty Description of how school will use Title I and other resources to implement SW components Listing of funding from other state and federal programs included in SW

29 29 Resources Designing Schoolwide Programs Non-regulatory Guidance, USDE, March 2006 Title I Fiscal Issues Non-regulatory Guidance, USDE, May 2006 Targeted Assistance Schools Policy Guidance (archived), USDE, April 1996 EED website under Title I-A Improving Basic Programs drop-down menu (http://www.eed.state.ak.us/tls/TitleIA/)


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