What is Title I?
Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Federal funds are currently allocated through four statutory formulas that are based primarily on census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state.
How does a school decide what to do with Title I funds?
Schools use data from standardized testing, climate surveys, and focus groups made up of students, parents, and various stakeholders to create goals related to improving student achievement.
What does this mean for my student at BCIT?
BCIT strives to ensure the success of all of our students. Title I funds are used in a variety of programs, including but not limited to:
- Full-year Algebra I: Title I funds are used to support an extended year program for all algebra I students.
- Summer Programs: Title I funds are used to run our summer programs in English and mathematics.
- ASPIRE: Title I funds are utilized to facilitate our after-school program in mathematics.
- Technology: Title I funds are appropriated to purchase the latest technologies for classroom use.
- STEM: Title I funds are employed to purchase advanced tools for instruction in STEM.
Check out the pictures below of Title I Funds in use!