Posted: Wed, 08/02/2017 - 9:34am Updated: Mon, 03/15/2021 - 2:44pm


Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in December 2015 as the update to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. ESSA replaces the previous update to the law, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).

The mission of Title I is to provide a continuum of services and resources to Title I districts and charter schools that enrich curriculum and instruction, promote interaction and coordination of supplementary services and resources, and result in excellence and high expectations for educators and students. Through collective efforts, we endeavor to increase accountability for all participants in the educational process; enhance cooperation between school and home; provide educators in Title I schools with greater autonomy for shared decision-making; and most importantly, promote increased educational performance of students attending Title I schools.

Equitable Service to Non-Public Schools Update

The Department of Education has recorded an informational webinar which is available on the IDOE website, titled Equitable Service to Non-Public Schools and an Overview of Changes in the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015. This webinar goes into detail about the IDOE's plan for ESSA, as well as changes with ESSA, with specific respect to non-public schools. 
Both public and non-public schools will learn more about their rights and responsibilities with the new law and will understand the role of IDOE in this process. At the end of the presentation, please be sure to fill out the questionnaire as we will be posting FAQ's as part of the ongoing ESSA discussion.

Key Documents

Title I Resources

   Family Resources /
Recursos para Familias
   Information for
IN School Districts

Instructional Materials
& Assessments
   ID & R


Title I, Part C Migrant Education Program (MEP) of the Every Student Succeeds Act supports high quality education programs for migratory children (ages 3-21) and helps ensure that migratory children who move among the states are not penalized in any manner by disparities among states in curriculum, graduation requirements, or state academic content and student academic achievement standards. The MEP is designed to help migratory children overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, various health-related problems, and other factors that inhibit the ability of such children to do well in school, and to prepare such children to make a successful transition to postsecondary education or employment.


Regional Map

The overall goal of Part D programming is to ensure that neglected, delinquent, or at-risk children and youth will have equal opportunity to meet the challenging State standards needed to further their education and become productive members of society.  The primary objective is that neglected, delinquent, and at-risk students will improve academic and vocational skills needed to further their education or obtain employment and achieve success.

Title I, Part D

Consultation Forms

Data Reporting

N&D Annual Survey Count 

Title I Part D Final Report 

Guidance and Resources

Monitoring Checklists