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Funding Streams: Title I, State Fiscal Stabilization Fund (SFSF), Title II-D, and IDEA

The use of each of the funding streams is subject to the fiscal and programmatic requirements of the applicable authorizing federal statutes. For example, Title I funding can be used only to benefit the students in schools designated as Title I schools, and IDEA funds must be used to benefit eligible students with disabilities (or under certain circumstances for early intervention services). However, use of federal funds must supplement and not supplant state and local funds. Department of Education staff are ready to help school districts identify appropriate funding streams to meet academic priorities.

* denotes recent update
Strategy Funding Stream Data Evidence Guidance
Title I SFSF IDEA Title II-D
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*1. Assign high-performing teachers to low-performing schools in tested areas. X X     Improve percentage of high-performing teachers in low-performing schools *Strategy Guidance (PDF, 75KB)
*2. Hire high-performing Teach for America (TFA) teachers in low-performing schools X X     Increase the number of hired and retained TFA teachers in low-performing schools *Strategy Guidance (PDF, 75KB)
3. Provide reading coaches and other appropriate coaches for all schools with focus on low-performing schools. X X X   Number of schools served by a coach or coaches Strategy Guidance (PDF, 48KB)
4. Provide district and school-level Response to Intervention (RtI) trained facilitators with focus on low-performing schools. X X X   Decrease in identification rate of SWD. Reduction in disproportionality Strategy Guidance (PDF, 54KB)
5. Provide student services personnel for all schools with a focus on low-performing schools
  • Social workers and Psychologists at all Title I and Correct II schools to address attendance, intervention strategies, testing/placement, RtI , and PBS
  X     Retain or increase the numbers of guidance counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, and school nurses Strategy Guidance (PDF, 54KB)
6. Provide related services personnel for students with disabilities at all schools in order to provide services/therapies identified on the students’ Individualized Education Plans (IEPs); provide paraprofessionals in accordance with the students’ IEPs; and provide a full-time Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Specialist at all Title I schools and schools with more than 20% ESE enrollment. X X X   Retain or increase the numbers of related services personnel (i.e. Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists) and paraprofessionals Strategy Guidance (PDF, 50KB)
*7. Increase Public School PreK to full day (VPK half-day, Title-I or IDEA PreK the remainder) during the school year in low-performing schools. X X     Increase percentage of children “ready for Kindergarten” *Strategy Guidance (PDF, 65KB)
Professional Development
8. Provide intensive professional development focused on the language arts standards including RtI, integration of technology and access points for students with disabilities and English Language Proficient (ELP) standards for ELL students X X X X Increase the number of students making learning gains, close the achievement gap, increase the number of students that are proficient and decrease the percentage that require intensive remediation, reduce the number retained in 3rd grade Strategy Guidance (PDF, 50KB)
*9. Provide intensive professional development focused on the math standards including RtI, integration of technology and access points for students with disabilities (including teachers of SWD and ELL) X X X X Increase the number of students making learning gains, close the achievement gap, increase percentage of students that pass Algebra I course on first attempt, and number of students enrolled in Geometry and percentage that pass the course on first attempt (including SWDs and ELLs) *Strategy Guidance (PDF, 64KB)
*10. Provide intensive professional development focused on the science standards including RtI, integration of technology and access points for students with disabilities (including teachers of SWD and ELL) X X X X Increase the number of students making learning gains, close the achievement gap, increase percentage of students that pass Biology I course on first attempt, (including SWDs and ELLs) *Strategy Guidance (PDF, 68KB)
11. Implement and provide professional development on the new reading assessment X X X   Growth in reading skills and overall reading achievement on FCAT or the Reading Assessment Strategy Guidance (PDF, 49KB)
12. Provide intensive professional development in Positive Behavior Support (PBS) X X X   Increase the number of schools implementing PBS with the focus on low-performing schools, reduce the number of suspensions and expulsions Strategy Guidance (PDF, 72KB)
Technology
*13. Provide necessary technology tools and other teaching resources (including appropriate accommodations and assistive technology) for reading, math and science for all students including ELL and SWD X X X X Increase the number of students making learning gains *Strategy Guidance (PDF, 81KB)
*14. Bring schools and districts up to readiness level in technology (student/computer ratio; adequate data connection, appropriate capacity caching and proxy servers, etc.)
  • To track student performance on all curriculum standards and in the accelerated programs
  • To collect accurate and timely formative student performance data
  • To access computer-based testing needs
X X X X Increase the ratio of modern classroom computers to students to 1/5– (“Modern” = classroom or laptop computer 4 years old or less) Increase percentage of students taking and the percentage of students scoring 80% or higher on (“passing”) the 8th Grade Student Tool for Technology Literacy *Strategy Guidance (PDF, 75KB)
15. Enhance the collection and reporting of data to provide accessibility and transparency for use of funds.   X     TBD TBD
Increase Access to Rigorous Courses
*16. Increase student participation in more rigorous advanced courses International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, Advanced International Certificate of Education, Dual Enrollment and Industry Certification
  • Insure access by increasing classes and programs offered in accelerated programs
  • Increase online opportunities
  • Professional Development for more teachers and counselors in those acceleration programs
  • Plan additional parent information efforts
  • Increase the availability of accelerated co-curricular activities
X X X X Increase participation and performance in advanced programs/courses and percentage of student subgroups, increase graduation rate, decrease dropout rates, and increase post-secondary-readiness *Strategy Guidance (PDF, 67KB)
Quality Educators
17. Provide mentoring and induction for new and struggling teachers. X X X   Increase the number of teachers participating in induction, increase the number of mentoring hours provided to new and struggling teachers, and increase the teacher retention rate Strategy Guidance (PDF, 61KB)
18. Provide teachers with the professional development necessary and/or with reimbursement for courses and certification examinations upon completion to become highly-qualified
  • Provide incentives for Reading Endorsement, ESOL Endorsement, Content-area certification for ESE teachers
X X X   Increase the number of individuals being reimbursed and increase the percentage of High Quality Teachers particularly at low-performing schools Strategy Guidance (PDF, 56KB)
Leadership
*19. Provide professional development to leadership teams that includes: monitoring instruction, lesson study, RtI, and how to schedule a school to provide embedded time for professional development and intervention X X X   Improve school grade, attain AYP status *Strategy Guidance (PDF, 60KB)
*20. Provide performance bonus pay for high-performing leadership teams and assign them to lowest-performing schools X X X   Increase the number of school leaders placed with a bonus, increase the number of bonuses awarded, improve school grade, and increase the number of schools that attain AYP status *Strategy Guidance (PDF, 58KB)
Other
21. Other district-determined focused strategies aligned to the assurances and principles   X     Appropriate data evidence