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Title I, Part A - Improving Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

Title I, Part A – Improving Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

Published: 4/23/2020 9:15 AM

Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), seeks to improve the academic achievement of the disadvantaged. Title I, Part A provides financial assistance through state educational agencies (SEAs) to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or percentages of children from low-income families to ensure that all children meet challenging state academic content and achievement standards.

​The district must use Title I funds only in schools that have been selected for services through allowable procedures. Funds are used to improve student achievement in high poverty schools. The Title I, Part A Handbook contains comprehensive information about all Title I requirements for districts and schools.

Documents and Resources

The Title I, Part A Documents and Resources page features more information and tools to help run a successful Title I program, including:

  • General Resources
  • Budget and Financial Resources
  • Comparability Report Resources
  • District Coordinator Monthly Webinars
  • Equitable Services to Private School Students
  • Title I, Part A Newsletters
  • Parent and Family Engagement Resources


Brenda Considine
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
Division of School and Program Improvement
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-3791 Ext. 4045
Fax (502) 564-8149

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