J.D. Davis Title I Information
What is Title 1?
Title I operates as a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (formerly known as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001). Among the features of Title I of Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) are sanctions for schools that do not make measurable academic achievement. The Title I Department is responsible for providing the necessary leadership and assistance to schools to ensure that the intent of the legislation is carried out.
In Muscogee County, the Title I program is funded to provide extra services to help economically disadvantaged children meet the same high level of academic proficiency as that which is expected of all children. This grant provides funds for Schoolwide Programs (SWP) and for Targeted Assistance Programs (TAP). Services are also provided for institutions for neglected children, homeless children, and migrant children.
The major areas of focus for Title I programs are reading and mathematics. The major components of Title I Programs are comprehensive needs assessments, research-based strategies, data-driven decision making for improvement, professional learning, and parental involvement.
Title I provides support and resources to schools; encourages the use of continuous assessment and data-driven educational decision-making; and assists schools in creating the alignment of teacher training, scientifically based strategies, educational best practices, and instructional materials with State curriculum standards.