Grantee Resources

Understanding and Improving Title I of ESEA

A series of reports exploring how well Title I targets funds to school districts and school with the highest concentrations of poverty.

Produced by: All4Ed

Published: January 2023

Topics: Assessment and AccountabilitySchool FinanceSystems ChangeTransforming Systems for Equity

Type: Research/Report

This series of reports examines the distribution and effectiveness of Title I, Part A funding in targeting resources to high-poverty school districts. With Title I being the largest federal funding source for K-12 schools, the report addresses the challenges of balancing the intention to support districts serving low-income students while maximizing public support. Through in-depth analysis of the different Title I formulas and their impact on funding allocation, the report highlights the need for more equitable distribution and offers policy recommendations to enhance the program’s ability to address the educational needs of students living in concentrations of poverty.