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Approved Memos: Title I Targeted Assistance

Arkansas Department of Education
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Title

Title I Targeted Assistance  

Memo Number

LS-14-003 

Memo Date

7/18/2013 

Attention

Co-op Directors; Elementary Principals; Middle School Principals; High School Principals; Superintendents; Federal Program Coordinators 

Memo Type

Regulatory 

Response Required

No 

Section

Learning Services 

Regulatory Authority

§ 

Contact Person

Jayne Green  

Phone Number

501-682-2395 

E-Mail

jayne.green@arkansas.gov 

Memo Text

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) follows the guidelines addressed in Section 1115 of Title I, Part A regulations.  A targeted assistance school (TAS) is one that receives Part A funds yet is ineligible or has chosen not to operate a Title I schoolwide program.

 

The term "targeted assistance" signifies that the services are provided to a select group of children - those identified as failing, or most at risk of failing to meet the State's challenging content and student performance standards - rather than for overall school improvement, as in schoolwide programs. Like schoolwide program schools, the goal of a TAS is to improve teaching and learning to enable Part A participants to meet the challenging State performance standards that all children are expected to master. To accomplish this goal, a targeted assistance program must be based on effective means for improving achievement of participating children; use effective instructional strategies that give primary consideration to extended-time strategies, provide accelerated, high-quality curricula, and minimize removing children from the regular classroom during regular school hours; coordinate with and support the regular education program; provide instruction by highly-qualified and trained professional staff; and implement strategies to increase parental involvement.

 

A comprehensive description of TAS is provided within the USDE (United States Department of Education) Policy/Guidance document “Targeted Assistance Schools” at http://www.ed.gov/legislation/ESEA/Title_I/target.html

 

If the school is interested in becoming a TAS please complete the attached application and return it to:

 

Arkansas Department of Education

Title I Office – Targeted Assistance

Four Capitol Mall, Mail Slot #26

Little Rock, AR 72201

 

Attachments
Targeted Assistance Overview.pdf    
Title I Targeted Assistance Program Application.pdf    
Version: 11.0 
Created at 7/18/2013 1:07 PM  by Melinda Stem (ADE) 
Last modified at 7/27/2013 11:12 AM  by Deborah Coffman (ADE)