Title 1, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. It is the largest federal assistance program for schools. The federal government provides funding to the state. The state sends the money to school districts based on the number of families below a set income level. Local districts use the funding to provide instructional services and activities which support students in meeting the state's performance standards.
Wylam K-8 School receives federal funds to provide a school-wide program. School-wide programs must conduct a comprehensive needs assessment, identify and commit to specific goals and strategies that address those needs, create a comprehensive plan, and conduct an annual review of the effectiveness of the school-wide program that is revised as needed. A school-wide program serves all children in the school by providing staff and/or other resources to assist in classrooms in the areas of reading and math.
- plan for comprehensive, long-term improvement- serve all students with highly qualified teachers and paraprofessionals- provide continuous learning for staff, parents, and the community
- use research-based practices to develop and implement enriched instruction for all students
- use inclusive approaches to strengthen the school's organizational structure
- consolidate resources to achieve programs goals
- engage in continuous self-assessment and improvement