Title I and NACA
Title I of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the largest federal assistance program in our nation’s schools. ESSA ensures that all children have significant opportunities to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on rigorous academic achievement standards.
Title I Part A focuses on four components:
- Holding states, districts, and schools accountable for the results of student learning.
- Using proven research-based strategies designed to facilitate school-wide reform and improvement.
- Collaborating with parents and communities to strengthen the school’s ability to meet the needs of all students and improve the school, in addition to expanding parental options.
- Allowing states and districts greater control and flexibility in determining the most effective educational environment for their population.
Students enrolled in Title I schools are identified to receive services based on criteria set by each school’s plan. All students are eligible to participate in all aspects of the school-wide program, as appropriate.
However, the statute requires schools to address the needs of the lowest-achieving students and those at risk of low achievement and provide additional services to those students.
NACA holds two meetings per school year regarding Title I. The first one is in the Fall and one in the Spring and all families are invited to attend as we need your input!