School-Wide Title 1
Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Moores
Title I school-wide programs are unique because they allow schools to blend their federal, state and local funds when planning their school’s educational program and budget, so in this regard, there is no distinction between Title I services and general education services.
Developing and implementing a high-quality school-wide program is a systemic, effective strategy for increasing the academic achievement of all students.
School-wide programs do not have to identify particular children as eligible for services; having school-wide status helps to assist all students at the school and enhances reading and math programs as a whole. This means any student who could benefit from additional help using Title I resources, whether for a two week skill group or a year-long intervention plan, will receive instruction to fit his/her needs.
School-wide models must use effective scientifically-based researched curriculum and instructional strategies.