ERIC Number: ED430073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
An Overview of Title I Schoolwide Programs: Federal Legislative Expectations. Outlined in the Improving America's Schools Act of the 1994 Amendments to Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
Wong, Kenneth K., Comp.; Meyer, Stephen, Comp.
The largest single federal investment in schooling, Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (P.L. 103-382) has provided supplementary resources to schools with large numbers of low-income students throughout the past three decades. In 1994 the program was reauthorized according to the Improving America's Schools Act (IASA), which carries with it a number of revised legislative expectations even as it increases the number of schools eligible to operate schoolwide programs. The new legislation expands opportunities for schools operating schoolwide programs to integrate their services, strategies, and resources to reform their entire educational programs. This document provides an overview of the legislative intent and expectation of the Schoolwide Program Provisions of the IASA. Summary statements are given in shaded boxes, and these statements are followed by questions that administrators, teachers, and other school staff can use to reflect on their activities in the context of what is expected by the legislation. Information on basic programs and procedural components is followed by material about legislative expectations in the areas of: (1) student performance; (2) state standards and assessments; (3) curriculum and instruction; (4) professional development; (5) parent and community involvement; and (6) resource flexibility, system supports, and accountability. (Contains three references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Atlantic Lab. for Student Success, Philadelphia, PA.; Temple Univ., Philadelphia. Center for Research in Human Development and Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I; Improving Americas Schools Act 1994 Title I