Title I Statement of Purpose


The opening section 1001 of NCLB states,

"The purpose of this title is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments."

Title I - Improving The Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act was signed into law in 1965 during the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Title was reauthorized in 1994 and is now the largest federal education program.

Title is reauthorized every 5-7 years.  The latest revision is NCLB passed by congress in 2001 and signed into law by the Bush administration in 2002.


How is Title I funded and who can be served?


Title I monies are based upon the school district's free and reduced lunch count. All children in the district can be served through Title I.

Children who are economically disadvantaged are the focus, but all children are eligible to receive services based upon teacher recommendation       

and assessment data.

What are the goals of the program?

To accelerate learning

Short or long term

Enter or exit anytime during the school year

Supplemental to classroom reading program

Individual or small group instruction


Who teaches Title I?


Title I teachers are reading specialists, which means they have additional hours in reading instruction above the normal college degree.


What type of instruction do students receive?


Salem Elementary Title I offers a smorgasbord of instructional services based upon the students academic needs


We offer -- 

    Individual Instruction

   Small group instruction

    Classroom instruction


How are students selected to participate in Title I?


Recommendation by the student's classroom teacher

IOWA Test of Basic Skills

Title I assessment


Frequently Asked Questions


Is Title I affiliated with Special Education?  No.  Title I is not a Special Education program.  Title I is a tutoring program.

Is Title I funded through the local school budget?  No.  Title I is a federally funded program.


Title I reaches approx. 12.5 million students nationwide.


Other Title programs provide funds to improve-

     teacher training

     student literacy

     school technology

     school safety


Salem Elementary Title II -

     Class size reduction

     Non-public professional development


Salem Elementary Title IV -

     Portion of counselor's salary

     Non-public materials


We are proud of our Title I program at Salem Elementary.  We work very hard to help every child achieve school success.  But as teachers, we could not do it alone.  Parents and volunteers are crucial to our program's success.


Thank you to our volunteers who give so generously of their time and to our students' families for their support at home.


Rebecca Frisby

Chris Maxey

Leslie Smith




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