What is Title 1

  • Title I is a compensatory education program for elementary and secondary school children in both public and non-public schools. For 30 years, it has provided supplemental services, mainly in the areas of reading and mathematics, to students experiencing difficulties in those academic areas. It is the largest and one of the most successful federal elementary and secondary education programs in the history of the United States. Over 145 million children nationwide have enjoyed the improved academic performance as a result of services provided by Title I programs. It is not a Special Education program. This program helps assure that learners have the opportunity to acquire the skills needed to meet the high standards expected of all students.