What is the purpose of Title II, Part A?
The purpose of Title II, Part A is to increase the academic achievement of all students by helping schools and districts improve teacher and principal quality and ensure that all teachers are highly qualified. Through the program, State and local educational agencies (SEAs and LEAs), and State agencies for higher education (SAHEs) receive funds on a formula basis. Eligible partnerships consisting of high-need LEAs and institutions of higher education (IHEs) receive funds that are competitively awarded by the SAHE (see Section F).
In exchange, agencies that receive funds are held accountable to the public for improvements in academic achievement. Title II, Part A provides these agencies with the flexibility to use these funds creatively to address challenges to teacher quality, whether they concern teacher preparation and qualifications of new teachers, recruitment and hiring, induction, professional development, teacher retention, or the need for more capable principals and assistant principals to serve as effective school leaders.
What kind of activities can I write into my grant?
What forms do I need to fill out?
Though each LEA is unique, all grantees need to submit the Common Pages to the address indicated on the front of the form. Submitting the Common Pages to a different address may result in processing delays. In addition, a Professional Development Needs Assessment and signed Program Assurances must be attached to the application in the online grants management system before the grant can be approved.
Some grantees transfer funds, use their REAP flexibility, or utilize “Class Size Reduction,” which all necessitate additional forms or information completed on the Common Pages.
Reduce Class Size (attach ONLY if Employing Class Size Reduction teachers)
2015-16 Title V Program Assurances (sign and attach ONLY if using REAP flexibility for qualified districts)
What is the purpose of the Professional Development Needs Assessment?
The purpose of the needs assessment is to determine the needs of the LEA’s teaching force in order to be able to have all students meet challenging State content and academic achievement standards. An LEA may want to use information such as student achievement data, information about numbers of teachers (disaggregated by subject taught and grade level) who lack full teacher certification or licensure, assessments by administrators and mentor teachers who evaluate teacher and student performance, and teacher self-evaluations.
The LEA uses the needs assessment to identify local teacher quality needs. Among other things, the assessment should identify those needs that must be addressed if the LEA does not have all teachers highly qualified.
There is no specific form, but do you want more information? Check out the Title IIA Guidance!
What are the requirements for Private Schools?
Other Forms and Related Documents:
Allocations and Other Year-Specific Forms
|Professional Development Master Plans
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