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1 Title I, Part A and Section 31a At Risk 101 Office of Field Services

2 2 Title I, Part A Improving Basic Programs Definition Designed to help disadvantaged children meet high academic standards; to help children who are failing or most at risk of failing to meet the districts core academic curriculum standards

3 3 A State educational agency or local educational agency shall use Federal funds received under this part only to supplement the funds that would, in the absence of such Federal funds, be made available from non- Federal sources for the education of pupils participating in programs assisted under this part, and not to supplant such funds [Title I, Part A Section 1120 A (b)] Supplement vs. Supplant

4 4 Supplement, Not Supplant Definition of Supplanting Substituting or replacing funds from non- Federal sources (State/local) for existing or previously-existing instructional programs or non-instructional services Substituting or replacing funds from other Federal/State funds required by law for specific categories of students (e.g., Special Education)

5 5 Supplement, Not Supplant State/local funds must be used for all activities that are the districts responsibility

6 6 What is District Responsibility? Defined as the requirements for operating a school under State and local laws/policy. This includes categories such as, but not limited to: Basic education classroom teacher salaries Support personnel salaries Administrator salaries Basic classroom supplies and materials Operation and maintenance Contractual agreements with unions Transportation

7 7 Supplementary Title I, Part A:Extends Learning Time for Eligible Students Title I, Part C:Services to Migrant Students Title II, Part A:Professional Development/Class Size Reduction Title III:Services to Limited English Proficient Students Section 31a:Direct Support or Direct Instruction to Eligible Students Supplement vs. Supplant

8 8 Allocation District Allocation Process Allocation formula for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) based on counts of low-income children (2008 census poverty estimates for allocations) Allocation formula for Public School Academies (PSAs) based on October 2008 equated free lunch counts Minimum of 10 low-income children based on the above criteria for district/academy to be eligible for allocation

9 9 Targeted Assistance Definition Targeted Assistance (TA) Only students identified as failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet the States challenging student performance standards

10 10 TA Needs Assessment (required component) Identify Eligible Children Four core academic areas Multiple, educationally-related criteria by: –Grade level –Content area Preschool-Grade 2 selected solely on the basis of teacher judgment, interviews with parents and developmentally-appropriate measures

11 11 Needs Assessment –Consistent selection criteria used to identify students at each grade level in each content area (four core) –Focus the program for the current year Head Start, Even Start, or Early Reading First Children – 2 years preceding Migrant Children Neglected/Delinquent Children Homeless Targeted Assistance Eligibility (required component)

12 12 TA Incorporated into School Improvement Planning (SIP) (required component) The TA program plan contains a description on how program planning for Title I, Part A students is incorporated into the existing School Improvement planning process or The TA program services are included with the SIP (interventions) to address the needs of eligible students

13 13 Instructional Strategies (required component) A description of: Services delivered in each academic area of core curriculum Effective strategies for improving student achievement based on scientifically-based research on teaching and learning Multiple strategies used during in-class instruction in all academic areas Additional instructional time and/or opportunities given to identified students

14 14 Title I/Regular Education Coordination (required component) A description of ongoing coordination and integration between regular education and the TA program, including services for Limited English Proficiency, if applicable A description of the transition plan for preschool-age children, if applicable

15 15 Instruction by Highly Qualified Staff (required component) An assurance statement that all Title I, Part A instructional paraprofessionals meet the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements An assurance statement that all teachers are highly qualified

16 16 Ongoing Review of Eligible Student Progress (required component) Describes how progress of participating children is reviewed, on an ongoing basis, to revise the TA program to provide supplemental learning opportunities to enable such children to meet the States challenging student achievement standards Describes how using the above to revise the TA program to provide training for teachers to identify students who need additional assistance or training on how to implement student achievement standards in the classroom

17 17 Section 31a At Risk "at-risk pupil" means a pupil for whom the district has documentation that the pupil meets…. For pupils in grades K-3, at-risk pupil also includes a pupil who is at risk of not meeting the districts core academic curricular objectives in English language arts or mathematics.

18 18 Section 31a At Risk Allocation Based on Oct 31 free lunch count and a formula in the School State Aid Act.

19 19 Section 31a At Risk All services provided under Section 31a must be supplemental, support a comprehensive program that is based on the needs identified using the Student Eligibility Worksheets and focused on the overall goal of improving student academic achievement. Supplemental is defined as services that are in addition to services provided to all students. Supplemental services cannot replace services required by State or Federal legislation or that have been funded with general funds in the prior year.

20 20 Section 31a At Risk A district or public school academy shall not use any of that money for administrative costs or to supplant another program or other funds…no professional development or parent involvement costs.

21 21 Section 31a At Risk The instruction or direct non-instructional services provided under this section may be conducted before or after regular school hours or by adding extra school days to the school year and may include, but are not limited to, tutorial services, early childhood programs to serve children 0 to 5, and reading programs as described in former section 32f as in effect for A tutorial method may be conducted with paraprofessionals working under the supervision of a certificated teacher.

22 22 Section 31a At Risk Eligibility Worksheets Preschool K

23 23 Questions and Answers Contact your regional Office of School Improvement consultant: Region Region Region Region Region

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