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
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.
- Title I, Part A Program Plan: FP 201 questions regarding general use of Title I, Part A funds.
- Homelessness and Title I, Part A: Each Local Education Agency (LEA) is
required to complete
Homeless Student Needs Assessment as a part of their
application for Title I, Part A funds via iGrants Form Package (FP) 201.
- Ranking and Allocation (format will remain the same in iGrant 201)
- Private Schools: LEAs will need to complete the new planning tool to
answer private school questions in the iGrant. Note: If your LEA provided
services to private school students in 2016-17, OSPI emailed your Title I,
Part A director a customized file with your 2016-17 data.
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.
- 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
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
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 Project — Integrating K–6 Visual Art Lessons into Title I Schoolwide Services