Definition of Targeted Assistance Program
In all schools selected to receive Title I, Part A funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), Section 1113(c) that are ineligible for a schoolwide program or that choose not to operate such a schoolwide program, a local educational agency (LEA) serving such schools may use funds received under this part only for programs that provide services to eligible children identified as having the greatest need for special assistance.
Eligible children are children identified by the school as failing, or most at-risk of failing, to meet the Georgia Department of Education’s (Department’s) challenging student academic achievement standards on the basis of multiple, educationally related, objective criteria established by the LEA and supplemented by the school. The requirement of "multiple means that selection of students must be based on at least two, if not more, criteria. The term “educationally related” means that there must be an academic component to the criteria. The term “objective” means that the criteria must not be based on teacher judgment or other subjective means. However, grades Kindergarten through second grade should be based on developmentally appropriate measures which may include a parent and/or teacher checklist.
Each targeted assistance Title I school will create a plan to assist the school and local educational agency to meet its responsibility to provide for all students identified and served in the targeted-assistance program the opportunity to meet the state’s challenging student academic achievement standards.
Detailed programmatic and fiscal records must be maintained to document that Title I, Part A funds are spent on activities and services for only Title I, Part A participating students, their parents, and the teachers of the identified students.
Targeted Assistance Program Resources