Targeted Assistance

A school with a Title I Targeted Assistance program, which is primarily addressed in Section 1115 of Title I, Part A, is one that receives Part A funds, yet is ineligible or has chosen not to operate a Title I schoolwide program. Academic support and services are provided to a select group of students identified as failing – or at most risk of failing – to meet the State’s challenging content and student performance standards in reading and mathematics.

A Title I Targeted Assistance Program provides the following academic assistance and interventions:

  • Pull-Out Program: Title I students receive intervention outside the core academic classroom during the regular day instructional schedule from an HQ specialist or from an HQ paraprofessional supervised by an HQ teacher.
  • Push-In Program: Title I students receive intervention within the classroom from the HQ teacher, HQ reading or mathematics specialist, or an HQ paraprofessional supervised by the HQ instructor.
  • Before/After School: Title I students receive intervention beyond the regular day instructional schedule — Before or After School, Saturday School, Intersession – from an HQ specialist or an HQ paraprofessional supervised by an HQ instructor. This is not homework help or tutoring.
  • Title I Summer School: Intervention beyond the school year for Title I students only instructed by an HQ reading or mathematics specialist or HQ teacher.

Identifying Students Most Academically at Risk for Academic Assistance and Interventions
Title I Targeted Assistance schools must rank order students based upon primary criteria (the driving criteria determining eligibility), secondary criteria (qualitative data), and talking point (qualitative data) in order to determine which students are most academically at risk and therefore eligible for Title I Targeted Assistance services.

Supplement, Not Supplant
Title I Targeted Assistance schools must ensure that services provided by Title I personnel and all instructional materials for the Title I program, regardless of the model of delivery used, are supplemental. The supplementary service the Title I program provides exists solely to give the academically at-risk student more opportunities for instruction than the regular education provides. Therefore, funds may not be used as general aid to the regular classroom.

ESEA for LEAs: Developing a Title I Targeted Assistance Program
To assist schools with effectively developing, implementing, and evaluating their Title I Targeted Assistance Program, the Title I Department of the Academic Achievement Division of the ADE has developed the ESEA for LEAs training program.

Below are the 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.

Forms
Title I Targeted Assistance Questionnaire   2007 Word   PDF

Training Workbooks
ESEA For LEAs – Developing a Targeted Assistance Program, Part One
2007 Word
  PDF
ESEA For LEAs – Developing a Targeted Assistance Program, Part Two
2007 Word
  PDF

Tools
Comprehensive Needs Assessment Survey (2007 Word)   A comprehensive survey for certified staff and administration linked to the Standards and Rubrics for School Improvement webpage.

Comprehensive Needs Assessment Database (2007 Excel)   An Excel spreadsheet that will calculate and average the results of the Comprehensive Needs Assessment Survey.

Gap Analysis Reading (2007 Excel)   An Excel spreadsheet that will calculate the gap analysis between current results of AIMS reading scores for all students and AYP subgroups in grades 3-12 and the current academic year’s Annual Measurable Objective (AMO).

Gap Analysis Mathematics (2007 Excel)   An Excel spreadsheet that will calculate the gap analysis between current results of AIMS mathematics scores for all students and AYP subgroups in grades 3-12 and the current academic year’s Annual Measurable Objective (AMO).

Equipment Inventory for Materials and Capital Outlay (2007 Excel)   An Excel spreadsheet that will rank order students in grades K-2 and 3-12 based upon primary criteria, secondary criteria, and talking points.

Rank Order List (2007 Excel)   An Excel spreadsheet that will itemize and calculate all instructional materials and capital outlay purchased with Title I funds.

Presentations
ESEA For LEAs – Part One: What is Title I?
ESEA For LEAs – Part Two: Conducting the Comprehensive Needs Assessment
ESEA For LEAs – Part Three: Developing a Title I Targeted Assistance Program
ESEA For LEAs – Part Four: Creating the Continuous Improvement Plan
ESEA For LEAs – Part Five: Strategies / Action Steps
ESEA For LEAs – Part Six: Completing the Fiscal Application