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Instructions: Title I School Funded Staff Report

Consolidated Application, Spring Release program instructions for the 2012-13 Title I, Part A, School Funded Staff Report.
Data Collection Purpose

To collect school level data, as required by Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), about teachers and instructional paraprofessionals in Title I, Part A programs.

This data collection will only be available for local educational agencies (LEAs) that participate in Title I, Part A.

Title I funded schools operating a schoolwide program (SWP) are only required to complete the Title I Funded Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Paraprofessional column, the ESEA Qualified FTE paraprofessionals column and the Other Title I Part A Funded Staff column. All other columns are not required.


Guidance

It is a requirement of ESEA that paraprofessionals who assist in instruction in Title I funded programs meet specific requirements. Specifically, ESEA Title I, Section 1119 requires that by June 30, 2010, all paraprofessionals must have:

  • Completed two years of study at an institution of higher education,
  • Obtained an associate's degree (or higher),
  • Met a rigorous standard of quality and be able to demonstrate, through a formal State or local academic assessment, knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics (or, as appropriate, reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness).

These requirements appear in the ESEA Paraprofessional Requirements Frequently Asked Questions on the California Department of Education (CDE) Improving Teacher and Principal Quality Web page.

.Instructional support includes the following activities:

  • Providing one-on-one tutoring for eligible students, if the tutoring is scheduled at a time when a student would not otherwise receive instruction from a teacher.
  • Providing assistance with classroom management, such as organizing instructional and other materials.
  • Providing support in a library or media center.
  • Providing instructional services to students.

Instructional support does not include the following activities:

  • Providing assistance in a computer laboratory
  • Conducting parental involvement activities
  • Acting as a translator.

CDE Program Staff Contact

Jane Liang
Education Programs Consultant
jliang@cde.ca.gov
916-319-0259


Preloaded Data

School Name, School Code and Public: These are displayed using source data from the CDE California School Directory Web page.

Authorized SWP: This is displayed data from the Notification of Authorization of SWP form.


Procedures
Step Action Program Instructions
1 Enter the number of New Title I, Part A Funded Teachers Hired. Enter the number of new Title I, Part A funded teachers hired in 2012–13 at a Targeted Assistance School (TAS).
2 Enter the number of Non-ESEA Qualified Teachers Hired.

Enter the number of new teachers hired at a TAS who were “Non-ESEA qualified”. Non-ESEA qualified means teachers who did not meet the “Highly Qualified Teacher” requirements laid out in the California Code of Regulations, Title 5 (5 CCR), Education, Division 1. CDE, Subsection 7. ESEA Teacher Requirements.

Error Message: School: Non-ESEA Qualified Hired cannot be greater than New Title I, Part A Teachers Hired.

Resolution: Ensure that the Non-ESEA Qualified Hired is accurate.

3 Enter the number of Title I, Part A Funded Teachers employed.

Enter the number of Title I, Part A funded teachers employed at the TAS site in 2012–13. For the purposes of this report a teacher is defined as someone providing full-time direct instruction to students.

Error Message: New Title I Part A teachers hired count is greater than zero, the count of Title I, Part A funded teachers must be greater than zero.

Resolution: Enter the correct number of Title I Part A funded teachers.

4 Enter the number of Title I, Part A Funded FTE Paraprofessionals who assisted with instruction in a SWP school or in a TAS program. Enter the number of FTE paraprofessionals who assisted with instruction in 2012–13 at a TAS site and who are funded by Title I, Part A funds. In a Title I SWP, all instructional paraprofessionals, regardless of specific funding source, should be included in the count. For the purposes of this report an instructional paraprofessional is defined as an employee who is not a teacher but who provides direct instruction to students.
5 Enter the number of ESEA Qualified FTE Paraprofessionals employed. Enter the number of FTE instructional paraprofessionals who met the “highly qualified” paraprofessional requirements as laid out in ESEA Title I, Section 1119.

Preloaded Data

ESEA qualified FTE Paraprofessionals Percent: The percent is displayed data that is calculated from the data entered.


Procedures
Step Action Program Instructions
6 Enter the number of Title I, Part A Funded Administrators employed. Enter the number of Title I, Part A funded administrators employed at the TAS site in 2012–13.
7 Enter the number of Title I, Part A Funded Support Staff employed. Enter the number of Title I, Part A funded support staff employed at the TAS site in 2012–13. For the purposes of this report support staff is equivalent to clerical staff.
8 Enter the number of Other Title I, Part A Funded Staff employed. Enter the number of Title I, Part A funded staff employed in 2012–13. In a Title I SWP, all staff should be included in the count. Examples of other staff would be counselors, teachers on special assignment, or other Title I funded staff who are not instructional paraprofessionals, administrators or support staff.

Download Schools File: (Optional) Use this button to download the schools file into an LEA Excel spreadsheet.

Upload Schools File: (Optional) Use this button to upload an Excel spreadsheet schools file into Consolidated Application and Reporting System Excel spreadsheet.


Error Messages
Error Message Resolution
School: ESEA Qualified FTE Paraprofessionals percentage is less than 100 percent. All of the FTE paraprofessionals who assist with instruction in SWP schools or in TAS programs who are funded by Title I, Part A funds must meet the ESEA Title I, Section 1119 paraprofessional requirements.
School: All Title I Part A funded teachers hired are required to be ESEA qualified. Ensure that all Title I Part A funded teachers are ESEA qualified.
New Title I Part A teachers hired count is greater than zero, the count of Title I, Part A funded teachers must be greater than zero. Enter the correct number of new Title I Part A teachers hired.
School: Non-ESEA Qualified Hired cannot be greater than New Title I, Part A Teachers Hired. Ensure that the Non-ESEA Qualified Hired is accurate.
School: ESEA Qualified FTE Paraprofessionals cannot be greater than FTE Paraprofessionals. Ensure that the ESEA Qualified FTE Paraprofessionals is accurate.
School: is missing New New Title I, Part A Funded Teachers Hired Count. This field is required. Enter the New New Title I, Part A Funded Teachers Hired Count.

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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