Title I Program Information

Title I Program Information

What is Title I?

Title I is a federal program under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). Title I covers the fiscal and program requirements for improving the academic achievement of students who attend schools eligible for Title I. The purpose of Title I is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.

How do schools receive Title I funds?

The New Jersey Department of Education performs calculations based on census and poverty data in the district and in each school. Based on federal guidelines the district must identify all eligible schools using the most current enrollment and poverty data. You can review New Jersey's Title I funding information here.

The links below provide access to school-specific information about opportunities for you to get involved. These links include a school-parent compact that outlines how parents, school staff and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the state's high standards as well as various opportunities for you offer parental input into how we can improve proficiency.

The district Title I Program is designed to meet the educational needs of those students identified as scoring below the district's minimum standards in English Language Arts (ELA) and/or Mathematics.  

Entrance criteria for students to be eligible for our Title I services and the process for involving parents are as follows:

  • All students are assessed yearly through state, district, and classroom assessments to determine achievement levels.
  • Students that score below state/district established minimum levels of proficiency in ELA or Math are then screened by a Title I teacher/staff, with input from the classroom teacher about the student's daily functioning in the classroom setting.
  • Strategies to help students improve targeted skills identified as being below minimum proficiency levels will be developed.
  • Working closely with the classroom teacher, a structured, focused program of instruction is provided to each individual student with supplementary services that are directly applicable to the general classroom setting.
  • Parents of eligible Title I students receive a letter explaining their child's placement in the Title I Program and HomeSchool Parent Compact.
  • An annual Title I parent meeting takes place for parents of participating Title I students.
  • All Title I students will receive a variety of services in ELA and/or Math in a variety of contexts. 
  • Some Title I students may also be offered optional summer school instruction.
  • Title I instruction in grade level subject areas are integrated with New Jersey Student Learning Standards as established by the NJ Dept. of Education.

Parents can complete the Basic Skills Parent Survey.