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Reading Student Selection

When selecting students for Title I services, you must choose criteria that are objective, education-related, and uniformly applied to all students. Selection must be based on multiple criteria, which means more than one criterion.

Each local educational agency chooses its criteria to determine Title I student selection. The criteria should be designed to identify disadvantaged students most in need of receiving supplemental assistance. Title I teachers determine their own caseload or the number of students they serve; however, Title I services need to be sufficient enough to enable each child to make progress.

You should have a worksheet that you use to compare your criteria for each student in order to determine who will receive Title I services. After all data has been collected, students must be ranked in priority order, according to those with greatest need for Title I services. If you are able to serve all students who are selected for Title I services, you should write that information on your student selection worksheet. The worksheet should list each of the criteria that you use.

Economically disadvantaged, learning disabled, or LEP and migrant students must be selected on the same basis as all other students. These students can be served, but only if their selection is based on the same criteria as everyone else. Also, if a new student moves into the district, he/she must be selected and ranked using the same criteria as the other children. Even if he/she received Title I services in another school, he/she still must meet your criteria for student selection before receiving Title I services.

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