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ERIC Number: ED527144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
The Potential Impact of Revising the Title I Comparability Requirement to Focus on School-Level Expenditures. A Policy Brief from the U.S. Department of Education, Policy and Program Studies Service
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education
The "Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965" ("ESEA") requires that school districts provide services to higher-poverty, Title I schools, from state and local funds, that are at least comparable to services in lower-poverty, non-Title I schools. The current Title I comparability requirement allows school districts to demonstrate compliance in various ways and does not require comparability of actual school-level expenditures. New data collected in response to a requirement in the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009" ("ARRA") make it possible, for the first time, to conduct a nation-wide analysis comparing school-level expenditures in Title I and non-Title I schools and to examine the potential impact of revising the Title I comparability requirement to focus on school-level expenditures. This policy brief examines the projected number of school districts that would be out of compliance with an expenditures-based comparability requirement under various possible specifications, the amount of funds that such districts might need to add to Title I schools and higher-poverty schools in order to come into compliance, and the amount of additional funds that could flow to low-expenditure schools. Appended are: (1) Data Source and Quality; and (2) Supplemental Tables. (Contains 7 tables and 6 footnotes.)
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. Education Publications Center, US Department of Education, NTIS, P.O. Box 22207, Alexandria, VA 22304. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 703-605-6794; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development (ED), Policy and Program Studies Service
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I