Century Community Learning Centers (External
is the Non-Regulatory Guidance for the 21st Century Community Learning
Centers program. This Guidance can help State Educational Agencies
to develop selection criteria to ensure that local programs are high
and tailored to address the needs of students and their families.
local communities must identify and implement programs for which
there is evidence, based on rigorous research and evaluation, that
effectively help children to succeed in school.
to High School Students and Information on Students by Military
Congress has passed two major pieces of legislation that generally
require local educational agencies (LEAs) receiving assistance
under the Elementary
and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to give military recruiters
the same access to secondary school students as they provide to postsecondary
institutions or to prospective employers.
School Reform – CSRD (External
Detailed guidance and answers to questions about the CSRD Program.
Includes an explanation of the program's purpose, application requirements,
on proper use of funds by local and state education agencies, program
evaluation criteria, and additional appended information.
Reading First (External
This document provides non-regulatory program guidance for the
Early Reading First program.
of Homeless Children and Youth (External
This guidance replaces the prior non-regulatory guidance for the
Education for Homeless Children and Youth program. The guidance
the requirements of the reauthorized program and provides suggestions
for addressing many
of those requirements.
Guidance in this document replaces all prior non-regulatory guidance
for Even Start. The guidance reflects changes made to the program
by the "LIFT
Act of 2000" and the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and
also addresses questions raised by State and local officials
regarding the newly reauthorized
Free Schools Act (External
This guidance addresses changes made as a result of the NCLB reauthorization.
Eligible Institutions and Counting Children (External
Guidance for Identifying Eligible Institutions and Counting Children
in local and or state operated or supported institutions
for the Annual Report
of Children in Institutions for Neglected or Delinquent
Children, Adult Correctional Institutions, and Community Day Programs
for Neglected or Delinquent Children Used to Allocate Title I,
A and Part
1 Funds for School Year 2002-2003.
Data Quality for Title I Standards, Assessments, and Accountability
This document is the Non Regulatory Guidance for Improving Data
Quality for Title I Standards, Assessments, and Accountability Reporting:
Guidelines for States and LEAs, and Schools.
Teacher Quality State Grants (External
This document identifies questions in the August 3, 2005 guidance that are new
and questions that have been revised.
Regulations and Guidance (External
This page features links to Regulations and Policy Guidance
for programs that are still being implemented under the
Elementary and Secondary
Education Act as reauthorized by the Improving America's
Schools Act of 1994.
and School Improvement (External
This guidance explains the school and LEA improvement provisions
embedded in the NCLB legislation and Title I regulations.
Identification and Selection of School Attendance Areas and Schools
and Allocation of Title I Funds to Those Ares
and Schools (External
This guidance outlines how local educational agencies (LEAs)
identify eligible Title I school attendance areas and
schools and allocate
funds to those
attendance areas and schools. This guidance reflects
the requirements in Title I, Part A, section 1113 of the Elementary
Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left
Act, and 200.77
and 200.78 of the Title I regulations published in the
Federal Register on
December 2, 2002.
How state and local education agencies can use Migrant Education
Program funds to develop and implement supplemental
educational and support
services for migrant children.
Desktop Reference (External
The No Child Left Behind: A Desktop Reference outlines
what is new under the No Child Left Behind Act of
2001 for each
the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 and other
statues. It also describes how the Act's four guiding principles
(accountability, flexibility and
local control, parental choice, and what works) are
on many of these programs.
Delinquent, and At-risk Youth (External link)
This is the non-regulatory guidance for Title I, Part D, Neglected, Delinquent,
and At-Risk Youth.
The purpose of this guidance is to assist SEAs, LEAs, and schools
in administering the parental involvement provisions of Title I,
of the ESEA. This guidance answers questions about and clarifies
aspects of the law that have been brought to the attention of the
of Education (ED).
School Choice (External
This guidance highlights some important aspects of
the public school choice component of Title I,
on some provisions
be useful in administering and implementing these
requirements. States may rely on this guidance in administering
This document is the final guidance for the Reading
First program. The purpose of Reading First is
to ensure that
to read well by the end of third grade. This
document is archived.
This document is the Non-Regulatory Report Card Guidance
and addresses commonly asked questions about
the Title I, Part
A report card
requirements. States and LEAs receiving Title
I funds must prepare and disseminate
annual report cards.
Education Achievement Program - REAP (External
This document is the guidance for the Rural Education
Achievement Program (REAP). The reauthorized
ESEA contains three separate
Achievement Program (REAP) initiatives that
are designed to help rural districts that
lack the personnel and resources to compete
effectively for Federal competitive grants and that receive
grant allocations in amounts
that are too small
to be effective in meeting their intended purposes.
This document is the Non-Regulatory Guidance for
Designing Title I Schoolwide Programs.
Procedures for Adjusting Basic, Concentration, Targeted, and Education
Finance Incentive Grant
Sections 200.70 through 200.75 and 200.100 of the
final regulations for Title I, Part A of the
Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left
Behind Act of 2001 published
2002 address the basic rules that an SEA must
follow in adjusting ED-determined LEA allocations. This
guidance provides examples
of how SEAs adjust
Basic, Concentration, Targeted, and Education
Grant allocations to make final grants to LEAs.
- Serving Preschool Children Under Title I - Non-Regulatory Guidance (External
This policy guidance provides the rationale for
using Title I dollars for preschool services,
identifies the components
and addresses many of the administrative
often arise when implementing a Title I
and Assessments (External
Contains policy guidance on Standards and Assessments
under NCLB law and how this impacts Children
and Assessments Peer Review (External
The purpose of this guidance is to inform States about what would be
useful evidence to demonstrate that they have met NCLB standards and
assessments requirements; and to guide teams of peer reviewers who will
examine the evidence submitted by States and advise the Department as
to whether a State has met the requirements.
Guidance on Supplemental educational services,
which refer to additional academic
of students in low-performing schools.
These services may include academic assistance
such as tutoring, remediation and
other educational interventions, provided
that such approaches are consistent
with the content and instruction used by the
and are aligned
with the State's academic content standards.
I Fiscal Issues (External link)
Non-Regulatory Guidance on Title I Fiscal Issues: Maintenance of Effort
Comparability Supplement, not Supplant Carryover Consolidating Funds
in Schoolwide Programs Grantback Requirements
I Paraprofessionals (External
The Title I Paraprofessionals Non-Regulatory
Guidance includes general information,
assessment, related issues
and funding issues. This guidance is
presented in a question and answer format.
I Services to Private School Children (External
This guidance relates specifically to Title
I, Part A services for private school
children. It is intended
to be used
in conjunction with the authorizing
and applicable regulations by both public
and private school officials.
II – Improving
Teacher Quality (External
This document provides non-regulatory guidance
for the new Title II programs, which
focus on preparing, training,
and principals and requires States to develop
plans with annual measurable objectives
that will ensure that all teachers teaching
in core academic subjects are highly qualified
end of the 2005-2006
II D – Enhancing
Education Through Technology (External
This document provides guidance on the
purposes and goals of the Ed Tech program,
grant award, the uses of Ed Tech funds, other
programmatic requirements, and the
relationship of various flexibility provisions to the program.
The Department will supplement this
further guidance as
arise during implementation
of the program.
III – State Formula
Grant Program – Part
III – State Formula Grant Program – Part
II Standards Assessment and Accountability (External
IV – Safe
and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (External
Draft Non-regulatory Guidance for the Community
Service for Suspended and Expelled Students
States to carry
out programs under which students expelled
or suspended from school are required to perform community
IV – Safe and Drug-Free Schools
and Communities Act – State
States and local entities may rely on this guidance
in administering their SDFSCA State Grants Program.
V, Part A (External
Guidance for Title V, Part A of the No Child
Left Behind Act. Title V-A provides formula
School Choice Option (External
The Unsafe School Choice Option (USCO) (section 9532 of NCLB) requires
that each State receiving funds under the ESEA establish and implement
a statewide policy requiring that students attending a persistently
dangerous public school, or students who become victims of a violent
criminal offense while in or on the grounds of a public school that
they attend, be allowed to attend a safe public school. This document
provides guidance on some provisions that may be useful in administering