Dear Title I Families,
Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to states and school districts to meet the needs of educationally at-risk students. The goal of Title I is to provide extra instructional services, such as intervention and tutoring, and activities which support students identified as failing or at risk of failing state's challenging performance standards in mathematics, reading, and writing. Title I program provides our students with extra educational assistance beyond the regular classroom. Education is a doorway to a better future for our children! Together, we can make a difference.
Sincerely, Dr. Coretta McCarter, Director of Grants and Title I
The Components of Title I:
- A comprehensive needs assessment of the entire school
- Schoolwide reform strategies
- Instruction by highly qualified teachers
- High-quality and ongoing professional development
- Strategies to attract high-quality highly qualified teachers to high-need schools
- Strategies to increase parental involvement
- Plans for assisting preschool children in the transition from early childhood programs to local elementary school programs
- Measures to include teachers in decisions regarding the use of academic assessments to inform and improve the achievement of individual students and the overall instructional program
- Activities to ensure that students who have difficulty demonstrating proficiency on academic achievement standards will be provided with effective, timely additional assistance
- Coordination and integration of federal, state, and local services and programs
2019-2020 FPS Title I Schools
Framingham Public Schools operates a Title I Schoolwide Program. The benefits of providing a schoolwide program is as followed:
- Allow flexibility in combining resources serving all students, redesigning the school and its services;
- Plan for comprehensive, long-term improvement;
- Permit all students and staff to participate;
- Promote coordination and integration of curriculum and instruction;
- Provide continuous learning for staff, parents, and the community;
- Use research-based practices to develop and implement enriched instruction for all students;
- Hold all students accountable for achieving the same high standards;
- Use inclusive approaches to strengthen the school’s organization structure;
- Consolidate resources to achieve program goals; and
- Engage in continuous self-assessment and improvement.
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Source: Designing Schoolwide Programs/USDE/Non-Regulatory Guidance, March 2006; Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) http://www.doe.mass.edu/titlei/