The purpose of Tennessee's federally funded Title I, Part A Program is to support local school districts improve teaching and learning for students in high-poverty schools so that these students meet the state's challenging content and performance standards. Title I is one program under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. For more information, visit the web site for compensatory programs or for Title I legislation, regulations and guidance.
Title I schools can operate either as targeted assistance or school wide. Targeted assistance schools identify students who are at risk of not meeting the state's content and performance standards and provide individualized instructional programs to the identified students so that they may meet the state's standards. Schoolwide programs use their funds to improve the entire program of the school so that all students are impacted.
Under Title I, the state and local education agencies must implement and administer special programs and initiatives. These include:
Other Title I Links and Resources
US Department of Education Title I Non-Regulatory Guidance