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    Title 1 Information for Windsor Spring Elementary School

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    Overview of Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) The Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) significantly raises expectations for states, local educational agencies (LEAs), and schools, in that all students will meet or exceed state standards in reading and mathematics within 12 years of the signing of the law. On July 5, 2002, the U.S. Department of Education (US ED) issued final regulations, effective August 5, 2002, regarding Title I provisions relating to standards and assessments. On November 26, 2002, the US ED released final regulations with respect to the definition of adequate yearly progress (AYP) and other aspects of the ESEA. In November 2011, Georgia submitted a waiver request to US ED for ESEA Flexibility. The waiver request was made to strengthen accountability by replacing AYP calculations to reflect the definitions of Priority, Focus, Alert, and Reward Schools. This allows Georgia to increase emphasis on the state’s very lowest-performing Title I schools in all subject areas and highlight subgroup achievement gaps. This plan serves to increase the quality of instruction in all subject areas for all students and define a system that supports continual improvement of student achievement.

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