{{CurrentPage.Topics.DisplayName}} {{CurrentPage.Subtopic_x0020_Level_x0020_1}}


The Title I, Part A Section 1112 under Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), et.seq.,requires that all local educational agencies (LEAs) who receive Title I funds develop a Title I District Plan. The Title I District Plan lays out the educational objectives for the district.  These objectives, in turn, serve as goals for the use of funds in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) application.  The purpose of this document is to assist districts in preparing plans and to assist Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) staff in approving those plans.

ESSA requires that all districts receiving Title I federal funding must have an approved Title I District Plan on file. This plan describes how the district will improve gaps related to low-income and minority students being taught at higher rates than other students by inexperienced, out-of-field, or ineffective teachers.

ESSA consolidated grant applications may not be approved until the Title I District Plan is on file and approved by the Illinois State Board of Education.

ISBE has developed a Title I District Plan User Guide which includes instructions for completing the Title I District Plan. The plan will be submitted through the ISBE Web Application Security (IWAS) site. The Title I District Plan and this accompanying guide should be used together to ensure that users include all requirements of state and federal law, Section 1112 of the ESSA, in the Title I local educational plans.

Prior Title I District plans are archived in the Interactive Illinois Record Card (e-Plan system) at

To retrieve IIRC archived Title 1 District Plans:

  1. Log into IIRC
  2. Click "Rising Star" on the dashboard
  3. On the next page:
    • "Choose" drop down menu; select "All Districts"
    • A selection in the middle drop down is not required
    • Select a District” drop down menu; select the district
    • Once both menus are selected, click "GO"
  4. On the district homepage, select "Returning Users"
  5. "Rising Star District Dashboard" – population of district information
    • District Continuous Improvement Plan should be selected at the top of the page, if not, select it now
    • Click "District Achieve (Retired Plans)" link at the very bottom of this page
  6. A drop down list of available plans should appear
    • Select "Title I Plan" (you may need to click on this more than one time)
  7. A chart showing the plan will appear; click on the PDF icon under view
  8. Download and view achieved plan​​​


  • E-Bulletins

    These bulletins contain guidance and technical assistance for districts to meet the requirements of ESSA. They address issues of concern for superintendents, Title I directors and other educators and professionals working with schools in Illinois. The bulletins will be updated as needed and should be referenced when questions of compliance under ESSA are raised.

  • Professional Development Activities – Statewide Listing

    This page provides professional development opportunities offered by the Regional Offices of Education, Intermediate Service Centers, Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Association of School Administrators, Illinois Principals Association, Illinois Association of School Business Officials, and Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

  • What Works Clearinghouse

    The What Works Clearinghouse, an investment of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) within the U.S. Department of Education, was established in 2002. WWC provides expertise in education, research methodology, and the dissemination of education research. WWC reviews the existing research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education. WWC provides educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions.

  • College & Career: Readiness & Success Center

    The College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) is dedicated to ensuring all students graduate high school ready for college and career success. The mission of the CCRS Center is to serve Regional Comprehensive Centers in building the capacity of states to implement effective initiatives for college and career readiness and success.

* * * This page has been archived. The content on this page may no longer be in effect. * * *

Contact Information