Title I is a federally-funded educational program designed to improve the academic achievement of students at risk for failure in Reading and/or Math. Funds received from this grant may not be used to supplant services required by law. Rather, Title I funds must be used to coordinate and supplement services otherwise required for students in the Title I Program.

Students are selected based not on their income level, but entirely on their achievement level, using criteria chosen by the Local Education Agency (LEA). To qualify, students must achieve at a below proficient level in two assessment criteria which, for grades 3-5, must include the PSSA and may include attendance/suspension, retention, report card grades, anecdotal records, teacher recommendation, and other appropriate assessments. Criteria for students in K-2 must include developmentally appropriate assessments and may include teacher recommendation, parent recommendation, anecdotal records, and other non-paper/pencil assessment tasks.

Please contact Ms. Erin Keefe, Supervisor of Federal Programs, with any questions at 610-701-3333 x1144 or via email at ekeefe@palcs.org.