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Title I, Part A Comparability Documents

Local educational agencies that receive Title I, Part A funding submit reports to show how they provide state and local resources in Title I schools that are comparable to the services provided in non-Title I schools.

Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides federal financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) to provide supplemental services to meet the educational needs of educationally disadvantaged children. The legislation requires LEAs to provide state and local resources in Title I schools that are comparable to the services provided in non-Title I schools.

Demonstrating comparability is a prerequisite for receiving Title I, Part A funds. Title I, Part A allocations are made annually, therefore comparability is an annual requirement.

This Web page provides information for LEAs to comply with the 2013-14 California Department of Education (CDE) comparability requirements. .

Letters and Guidance
  1. Notification letter to LEAs regarding 2015-16 Comparability reporting requirements (Revised 27-Oct-2015)
  2. Comparability Form Selection Chart (DOC; Revised 27-Oct-2015)
  3. Local Educational Agencies required to conduct Title I, Part A Comparability calculations and submit reports in 2015-16 (Revised 30-Oct-2015)
Technical Assistance
  1. Meeting Title I, Part A Comparability Requirements (DOC; Revised 27-Oct-2015)
  2. Narrated PowerPoint presentation of Title I, Part A Comparability (FLASH; Posted 06-Sep-2011)
  3. Text transcription of Title I, Part A Comparability presentation (DOC; Posted 06-Sep-2011)
Forms and Instructions
  1. Comparability Forms A-G (XLS; Revised 27-Oct-2015)
  2. Comparability Form Instructions (DOC; Revised 27-Oct-2015)
  3. Sample Comparability Forms A-G (XLS; Revised 27-Oct-2015)
Resources

Sample District Policies developed by the California School Boards Association Board Policy Title I Programs External link opens in new window or tab.

Elementary and Secondary Education Act, General Assurances for Comparability
Consolidated Application Part I and II Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) General Assurances, Title I, Part A, and State Compensatory Education legal assurances.

Questions:   District Innovation and Improvement Office | compar@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0836
Last Reviewed: Thursday, November 12, 2015
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