Title I Program


Title I Program

Title I Program

Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education ACT, as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.

Title 1, Part A funds are distributed to school districts based on four distinct funding formulas as affected by census poverty data.  Districts determine which eligible buildings are to participate based on federal requirements and local decisions.  Targeted Assistance buildings must direct services to specific students.  School wide buildings may use the funds for school wide activities intended to improve outcomes across the building.  The purpose of this funding is to provide supplemental funding to economically disadvantaged districts and some of their eligible schools for improving educational outcomes for students who are failing or at risk of failing to meet State standards.  

In the Willoughby-Eastlake City School District, Edison Elementary provides Title 1 service through a Targeted Assistance model.  Grant Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Longfellow Elementary, and Royalview Elementary provide Title 1 services through a School wide model. The focus in all of our elementary buildings is on improving K-3 Literacy by providing intensive core instruction, utilizing all of our highly trained teaching staff during the literacy block.

Please refer to Title I-Parents' Right to Know, Parent Participation in Title I Programs, and School Parent Compact links below for more information on how we can work together to improve student achievement.

WE Student Participation in State Testing

Student Participation in State Testing

Federal and state laws require all districts and schools to test all students in specific grades and courses. There is no law that allows a parent or student to opt out of state testing, and there is no state test opt-out procedure or form. If a parent withdraws a child from participation in certain state tests, there may be consequences for the student, the student’s teacher, and the school and district. The district assessment calendar is posted annually.  Questions regarding a student's participation in testing should be addressed to their child's teacher and/or school principal.  The consequences of not participating in state testing are outlined by ODE and may include disqualification from graduation based on ODE and district guidelines for meeting requirements for an Ohio high school diploma.
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