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Title I Program Resources
Full Title I Program information is available on the Maryland Public Schools

All schools identified as Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) schools have access to multiple resources including the CSI School Needs Assessment and Intervention Plan template, the Budget Narrative template, and the CSI School Needs Assessment and Intervention Plan Approval Rubric. Note: Root Cause Analysis is a required step under ESSA for all schools identified for comprehensive support and improvement. The root cause analysis is conducted by a 3rd party external stakeholder using a research-based protocol. The protocol and associated tools will be made publicly available.  

These documents are required for use by CSI schools and can be used by Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) schools and/or Title I, Part A programs at the discretion of the school system. 

Files for download:

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that activities, strategies, practices, programs, or interventions, collectively referred to as "interventions", be evidence-based since they are proven to positively impact student achievement. In short, "interventions" have evidence to show they are effective at producing the desired outcome.

Interventions for Title I, Part A must fall under Level I, II, or III. See Figure 2.


For assistance or questions, please contact Paula Harris,
Director, Title I-Program Improvement 



More information can be found by visiting Title I, Part A on Maryland Public Schools  

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The Cycle of Continuous Improvement grounded in the
Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement

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Figure 2. Four Tiers or Levels of Evidence for Interventions under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). For more information, visit the Evidence-Based FAQ page. 

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