TITLE I – IMPROVING THE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF THE DISADVANTAGED
The East Cleveland City school district (EC) provides Title I services in all elementary and middle school buildings. Title I–Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged 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. 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.
EC schools operate “schoolwide” Title I programs, which focus on comprehensively improving the entire educational program in the school building. Schoolwide Title I programs include an emphasis on planning, use of evidence-based strategies, parent/family involvement, and professional development.
FOR PARENTS AND FAMILIES
NON-PUBLIC TITLE I SERVICES
EC students who attend non-public schools receive services if they meet eligibility criteria. Non-public school Title I service is “targeted” meaning only those students who are eligible receive service rather than the entire school building. Services are provided to those students identified as failing or most at risk of failing. To determine eligibility, students are assessed using two or more academically-related criteria. Families of non-public school students eligible for services also receive Title I parent involvement support.