Title I is a federally-funded program designed to provide a high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the state’s student performance standard. Title I is a part of the “No Child Left Behind Act” passed by Congress in 2002. Title I programs can provide supplemental instruction in reading, math, science, and social studies. These programs use effective methods and instructional strategies that are grounded in scientifically based research.
A school is selected as a Title I school on the basis of the number of students within its boundaries who are eligible for free or reduced-priced meals. Students are selected to participate based on academic need.
Title III is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). The purpose of Title III is to help ensure that English learners (ELs) attain English language proficiency and meet state academic standards. Federal funding is provided through various grant programs to assist state education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) in accomplishing this.