Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
A school with a Title I Schoolwide Program, which is primarily addressed in Section 1114 of Title I, Part A, is one that receives Part A funds “to upgrade the entire educational program of a school that serves an eligible school attendance area in which not less than 40 percent of the children are from low-income families, or not less than 40 percent of the children enrolled in the school are from such families”. The focus of a Schoolwide Program is Comprehensive Schoolwide Reform to ensure all students – especially those considered most academically at-risk – are able to attain academic proficiency based upon state academic standards.
ESEA For LEAs – Transition to Schoolwide
The transition to or amendment of a Title I Schoolwide Program is a yearlong process in which the school conducts a Comprehensive Needs Assessment of the school’s education program; identifies the school’s areas of strength, growth and improvement; and align their education program the 10 components of a Schoolwide Plan; and implement a Comprehensive Reform Model that support the target objectives of the SMART Goals set by the school.
ESEA FOR LEAs
DEVELOPING A TITLE I SCHOOLWIDE PROGRAM
ESEA For LEAs – Developing a Title I Schoolwide Program is a three part training provided by the Title I Department of the Highly Effective Schools Division of the Arizona Department of Education that guides district and charter schools through the yearlong process of transitioning to a Title I Schoolwide Program.
This training is for site-based district and charter school administrators and site-based Title I coordinators currently implementing a Title I Targeted Assistance and/or Schoolwide Program. This training focuses on Schoolwide Plan creation and Schoolwide Program implementation at the school level.
Below are workbooks, documents, and visual presentations from the Arizona Department of Education’s ESEA for LEA professional development trainings. You may use pages from the workbooks to meet the criteria for items under cycle monitoring inside ALEAT.
SCHEDULE OF TRAININGS (None scheduled at this time)
Register at the Calendar of Events on the Arizona Department of Education website, and select the date for the training you are interested in attending.
*Participants are expected to attend all SW trainings over the course of the year.