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 Schoolwide Programs


​​​​​​​​​​​​​Title I Schoolwide Programs to Support School Reform

A Title I schoolwide program (SWP)​ is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational program in a Title I school.  Its primary goal is to ensure that all students, particularly those who are low-achieving, demonstrate proficient and advanced levels of achievement on state academic standards. 

Under the ESEA section 1114(a)(1), as amended by ESSA, a schoolwide reform strategy requires a school to:
  • ​Conduct a comprehensive needs assessment.
  • Identify and commit to specific goals and strategies that address those needs. 
  • Create a comprehensive plan.
  • Conduct an annual evaluation of the effectiveness of the schoolwide        ​program and revise the plan annually or as necessary. 

Benefits of Operating a Schoolwide Program

A school that operates a schoolwide program is able to take advantage of numerous benefits including: 
  • Serving all students.  A school operating a schoolwide program does not need to identify particular students as eligible to participate                            ​(ESEA Section 1114(a)(2)(A)(i).
  • Providing services that need not be supplemental. A school operating a schoolwide program does not need to provide specific services that supplement the services participating students would otherwise receive (ESEA Section 1114(a)(2)(A)(ii)).

​Schoolwide Programs Resources​

SWP Pl​an Checklist         ​​SWP Int​ent Form​​​​​​

​SWP Timeline​                  ​  ​​Poverty Waiver

Poverty FAQ                       SWP Guidance













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