Title I, Part A - Improving Basic Programs

The Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Education Agencies effort in Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), provides supplemental funding to state and local education agencies. This funding pays for resources to assist schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families. These resources improve education quality and help ensure all children in low-income contexts meet the state's student performance standards. Title I, Part A provides support to schools in implementing either a school-wide program or a targeted assistance program. Title I, Part A programs use effective methods and instructional strategies that are grounded in scientific research.

ESSA documents and links:

Foster Care & Student Success - Information Resources

NEW Ensuring Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care: Transportation Procedures

NEW Non-Regulatory Guidance: Ensuring Educational Stability for children in Foster Care

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

NCLB documents and links:

USDE Schoolwide Clarification Document, July 30, 2015 (PDF 2.8MB)

USDE Title I, Part A and Homeless Education Guidance, August 12, 2015 (PDF 886KB)


Policy Guidance (PDF, 696KB)  

Committee of Practitioners (COP) 

Community Eligibility Provision 

Comparability of Services

Distinguished Schools  

Family and Community Engagement (Parental Involvement) 

Federal Flexibility Initiative

Highly Qualified Teachers Requirements

Maintenance of Effort   

Paraprofessional Requirements for Title I, Part A

Services to Homeless Children and Youth

Services to Private, Non-Profit Schools 

Serving Preschool Children (PDF, 173KB)

State Plan To Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators

Supplement Not Supplant (PDF, 221KB) 

Title I, Part A Campus Listing by Region (PDF, 6.68MB)

Title I, Part A Campus Listing by District (PDF, 7.04MB)

NCLB Consolidated Compliance Reports