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
- Notification letter to LEAs regarding 2014-15 Comparability reporting requirements (Revised 20-Oct-2014)
- Comparability Form Selection Chart (DOC; Revised 20-Oct-2014)
- Local Educational Agencies required to conduct Title I, Part A Comparability calculations and submit reports in 2014-15 (XLS; Revised 20-Oct-2014)
- Meeting Title I, Part A Comparability Requirements (DOC; Revised 20-Oct-2014)
- Narrated PowerPoint presentation of Title I, Part A Comparability (FLASH; Posted 06-Sep-2011)
- Text transcription of Title I, Part A Comparability presentation (DOC; Posted 06-Sep-2011)
Forms and Instructions
- Comparability Forms A-G (XLS; Revised 20-Oct-2014)
- Comparability Form Instructions (DOC; Revised 20-Oct-2014)
- Sample Comparability Forms A-G (XLS; Revised 20-Oct-2014)
Sample District Policies developed by the California School Boards Association Board Policy Title I Programs
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.