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Title I

Title I, Part A is a federal program that serves the unique needs of children — kindergarten to grade 12 — who struggle to learn. Title I programs and services provide customized instruction and curricula that helps these students meet academic standards and take an active, engaged interest in what they learn and can do. As the oldest and largest federal education program, Title I programs build equity of opportunity for children whose struggles often keep them on the academic sidelines.

Title I, Part A Schoolwide and Targeted Assistance Schools 2016–17

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB) on December 10, 2015, as the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). As OSPI confirms details about the new law, we will post them to our ESSA website. ESSA will be fully operational in school year 2017-18.

Update on the 2017-18 Title I, Part A Annual Application (iGrants Form Package 201)

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) will release the annual application for Title I, Part A (iGrants Form Package 201) in mid-July. Please note: ESSA requires new information to be collected as part of LEA’s Title I, Part A plans. Parts of the 2017–18 Title I, Part A Annual Application may involve collaboration efforts with LEA staff outside of the Title I, Part A program. In advance of the application launch, and to assist you in any areas where collaboration is needed, OSPI is making parts of the application available.

New in 2017-18: LEA Comprehensive Approaches to Well-Rounded Education, Equitable Access to Effective Instruction, Discipline, and Transitions in and Out of High School.

ESSA requires LEA answer questions regarding strategies and initiatives to systemically support all students enrolled in the LEA. These questions are not limited to Title I, Part A programming. ESSA requires LEAs submit these questions to OSPI for the first year it is in effect (the 2017-18 school year). From then on, OSPI is allowed to establish a schedule, which does not have to be annually. (ESSA Section 1112(a)(4))

ESSA Section 1112(b) outlines the purpose of the LEA plan:
“To ensure that all children receive a high-quality education, and to close the achievement gaps between children meeting the challenging state academic standards and those children who are not meeting such standards.”

To limit administrative burden for LEAs, wherever possible OSPI provided check-boxes for LEAs to identify strategies already required by law (RCW or WAC), identified in our draft ESSA Consolidated State Plan, or provided frequently used research-based strategies. The questions are provided below.

For 2016-17:

Washington State Poverty Data and Measures (FRPL and CENSUS)

  • Common questions asked about poverty measures for K-12 students in Washington State for Learning Assistance Program and Title I, Part A funding
  • Data Appendices

Programming & Grant Management
K-4 Literacy — Report Student Data for Title I, Part A and LAP
Schoolwide | New Guidance on Schoolwide Programs | Targeted Assistance
Consolidated Program Review: 2016-17 Title I, Part A Procedures
Combine Funds Bulletin B054-12 | Guidelines
Community Eligibility Provision Q&A and Guidance
Maintenance of Effort Federal Programs | Training
Set Asides Unspent 2016-17 Set-Asides | Professional Development Set-Aside for 2017-18
Time & Effort Personnel Activity Report | Certification | Compensation
Forms Principal Attestations
Homelessness and Title I, Part A Dear Colleague Letter | NCHE Homelessness and Title I, Part A Brief
Pilot ProjectIntegrating K–6 Visual Art Lessons into Title I Schoolwide Services


Bulletins & Memos

Award Programs
2015–16 Title I Distinguished Schools
State & Federal Awards
Title I Schools Achieve!

Committee of Practitioners
Meetings & Minutes

Teacher-Librarians & Library Media Programs
Program components, standards & more

Teacher Loan Forgiveness
GuidancePerkins/Stafford List

   Updated 6/30/2017

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