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Program Requirements

In accordance with the revised (01/08/02) Section 1114(b)(1) of Title I, Part A, a Schoolwide program shall include the following ten federally required components:

 

  1. A comprehensive needs assessment of the entire school that is based on information on the achievement of children in relation to the State academic content standards and student academic achievement standards;

  2. Schoolwide reform strategies that—

 

    (A) Provide opportunities for all children to meet the State’s proficient and advanced levels of student performance,

    (B) Use effective methods and instructional strategies that are based on scientifically based research that

          (1) Strengthen the core academic program in the school,

          (2) Increase the amount and quality of learning time, such as providing extended school 

                year, before- and after-school, and summer school programs and opportunities, and    

                help provide an enriched and accelerated curriculum, and

          (3) Meet the educational needs of historically underserved populations

    (C)  (1)  Address the needs of all children in the school, but particularly the needs of

       low-achieving children and those at risk who are members of target populations of any   program that is included in the Schoolwide program--

§These programs may include counseling and mentoring services, college and career awareness and preparation such as college/career guidance, personal finance education, innovative teaching methods, which include applied learning and team-teaching strategies, and the integration of vocational and technical education programs;

 (2) Address how the school will determine if these needs are met, and are designed to implement the State and local improvement plans;

3. Instruction by highly qualified professional staff;

 

  4. High-quality and ongoing professional development for teachers, principals, and paraprofessionals, and if appropriate, pupil services personnel, parents, and other staff to enable all children in the school to meet the State’s student academic standards.

      (In accordance with §1119(a)(4) of Title I);

 

  5. Strategies to attract high-quality and highly qualified teacher to high-need schools;

 

  6. Strategies to increase parental involvement;

 

  7. Plans for assisting preschool children in the transition from early childhood programs, such as Head Start and Even Start, to local elementary school programs;

 

  8. Measures to include teachers in the decisions regarding the use of assessments described in §1111(b)(3) in order to provide information on, and to improve, the achievement of individual students and the overall instructional program;

 

  9. Activities to ensure that students who experience difficulty mastering any of the State’s standards required by §1111 (b)(1) will be provided with effective, timely, additional assistance. The assistance must include: measures to ensure that students’ difficulties are identified on a timely basis and to provide sufficient information on which to base effective assistance; and

 

  10. Coordination of Federal, State, and local services and programs, including programs such as violence prevention programs, nutrition programs, housing programs, Head Start, adult education, vocational and technical education, and job training.

 

These ten components must be included in the Campus Improvement Plan