The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) is a federal statute which funds primary and secondary education. Funds in this act are authorized for professional development, instructional materials as well as resources to support educational programs and parental involvement. The ESEA has been reauthorized a number of times since 1965, and the most recent reauthorization is the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Title I is a part of the overall ESEA. Its main aim is to give lower performing students an opportunity to improve to a proficient level on the California STAR and CAHSEE exams (for the Department of Education’s Title I “Statement of Purpose” go to www.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/pg1.html). To achieve this aim, Title I policy asks for parents, students, and the school to work together to increase the student’s ability, especially in math and English. Every year parents are asked to meet and discuss the School Parental Involvement Policy and to sign the School-Parent Compact (see this at see me about a link here ). Students who do qualify are entitled to additional services to increase their academic achievement.
Each school site sets the criteria for eligibility. Below are some common eligibility requirements:
· Students who score below basic on the STAR.
· Students who have not passed the California High School Exit Exam.
· Students who are failing one or more subjects.
· Students who have poor attendance.
· English Language Learners.
For more information, contact Toni Taylor , Director of Categorical Programs at 925-552-2916.