There are two types of Title I program models, schoolwide and targeted assistance, allowed under the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 . During school year 2023-2024, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) operates 45 schoolwide programs. At this time, MCPS does not have any targeted assistance program schools.
A schoolwide program focuses on comprehensive reform strategies designed to upgrade the entire educational program in a Title I school; its primary goal is to ensure that all students, particularly those who are low-achieving, demonstrate proficient and advanced levels of achievement on state academic achievement standards.
A targeted assistance program focuses services only to a specific group of identified students. A key principle of a targeted assistance school is that Title I services provided for the identified students must be supplementary to the regular educational program.