Title I

Title I

The purpose of Title I funding is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.

The basic principles of Title I state that schools with large concentrations of low-income students will receive supplemental funds to assist in meeting student’s educational goals. Low-income students are determined by the number of students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program.
Title I has three major goals:
  • Enabling all children to meet high standards
  • Promoting active engagement by parents and families in the child’s education
  • Increasing the expertise of staff through staff development opportunities
How is money allocated to states? To districts? To schools?
  • The amounts allocated to the states directly reflect census data indicating poverty
  • A formula is then used to allocate money to individual schools. Only schools whose low-income percentage is higher than the district average are eligible to receive Title I funds

What is Appleton’s focus for Title I instruction?

  • The elementary focus of Title I will continue
  • The primary content area focus is targeted around English Language Arts (ELA) and math instruction
  • Four preschool classes are supported. Children are eligible on the basis of preschool screening

Twelve elementary schools have Title I staff:

Private schools pool their monies to support a teacher who divides time between identified students on a weekly basis and provides supplemental instruction to elementary homeless students in non-Title I schools.

Test data and classroom teacher input affirms the focus and identification of students needing assistance on a yearly basis.

Who can participate in Title I instruction?
  • Any student in need of help is eligible to receive the services of the Title I teacher in a Title I identified building and/or attendance area
  • Private school students identified in need of instruction must reside in the attendance area of a Title I public school
  • A “Needs Assessment” is completed school-wide to identify students targeted for additional assistance in the content areas
  • Instruction and assessment are ongoing and monitored by the school, district, state, and federal levels through the Wisconsin Student Assessment System data. District assessment and informal measures also indicate progress


Pamela Franzke
AASD Title I & Birth-Five Outreach Coordinator
(920) 832-6321

Title I Administrative Assistant
(920) 832-6140