Title I is a federal aid program for schools. The goal of Title I is to ensure a high quality education for every child by providing extra help to students who need it most. Title I money is distributed to districts and individual schools based on the numbers of low income families. Under Title I, schools must:
- Identify students most in need of educational assistance
- Set goals for improvement
- Measure student progress
- Develop programs that add to the regular classroom program
- Involve parents in the program
Stronger Accountability for Results
States are responsible for having strong academic standards for what every child should learn in reading, math, and science for elementary, middle and high school. Within twelve years, all students must perform at a proficient level under their state standards.
Increased Flexibility and Local Control
States will have more freedom to direct more of their federal money. Schools will have more say about which programs they think will help their students most.
An Emphasis on Teaching Methods That Have Been Proven to Work
No Child Left Behind will target education dollars to research-based programs that use scientifically proven ways of teaching.
More Choices For Parents
Under No Child Left Behind, every state must set the goals each school must meet. Schools that do not make adequate progress for two consecutive years will be identified as needing improvement. When a disadvantaged child is attending a low performing school, federal funds can be used to provide "supplemental services" for that child. "Supplemental services" refers to extra help provided to students in reading, language arts and math. This extra help can be provided before or after school, or on weekends.