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Arlington Public Schools’ Title I program is committed to providing high quality, engaging instruction that will motivate students to become lifelong learners.

About Title I

Title I is the single largest federally funded program for elementary and secondary education in the nation. Re-authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title I funding helps local school divisions provide equal educational opportunities for low-performing students in schools with economic need. In Arlington, any school with 40 percent or more of the student population receiving free or reduced lunch is eligible for Title I funds. The goal of Title I is to enable all students to be on grade level in reading and to meet state and local standards. Title I is committed to the shared effort of closing the achievement gap between all students in Arlington Public Schools and to providing high quality, engaging instruction that will motivate students to become lifelong learners.

Arlington’s Title I reading program serves students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade in nine APS elementary schools.

The schoolwide Title I program model focuses on a school’s overall educational program to raise academic achievement for all students. Abingdon, Barcroft, Barrett, Campbell, Carlin Springs, Drew, Hoffman-Boston, and Randolph operate Title I schoolwide programs. Title I Instruction supplements and does not replace regular classroom instruction. This instruction accelerates students’ progress toward reaching the goal of grade-level performance in reading.

Parents also play an important role in Title I. They are encouraged to participate in their child’s education by reading to their child and attending conferences and meetings sponsored by the school and the Title I program. Title I is staffed by approximately 22 reading specialists across nine elementary schools in Arlington.

Additional Information About Federal Programs in APS

Other APS Resources

Information about APS’ Reading Curriculum: English Language Arts

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