All Title I schools must complete a comprehensive needs assessment that drives all aspects of school operations.
• School reform strategies must be implemented to address the identified needs.
• All instructional staff, including paraprofessionals must be highly qualified
according to the criteria set by ESSA.
• There must be high quality and ongoing professional development for staff to
address the needs of the school.
• There must be strategies in place to recruit highly qualified teachers and place
them in areas of greatest need.
• Family engagement is a critical and integral part of day-to-day operations in a Title I school.
• Strategies are in place to aid in the transitions between academic grade levels, as well as school levels, i.e., pre-school to kindergarten, elementary to middle, and middle to high school.
• Teachers are actively involved in the use of assessments and instructional
decisions are driven by data analysis.
• Title I schools develop specific instructional activities for students identified with
the greatest needs.
• Title I schools coordinate and integrate resources and services from federal, state and local sources.