Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Title I Comparability

Section 1120A(c) of the Elementary & Secondary Education Act of 1965 states that local educational agencies may receive Title I funds only if state and local funds will be used in schools served under Title I Part A to provide services that, taken as a whole, are at least comparable to services in schools that are not receiving funds under Title I Part A.
The intent is to ensure that federal funds are provided over and above the nonfederal resources that otherwise would be provided.  Comparability is designed to evaluate the use of nonfederal resources in individual schools and ensure that the distribution of resources is equitable.
To prove comparability, an LEA must examine the state and locally paid instructional staff in all schools being compared.
  1. Instructions and Principles for Comparability (PDF)
  2. Form 1  (XLSX)
  3. Forms 2A and 2B (XLSX)
  4. Form 2C (XLSX)

Comparability Letters

For more information, please contact:

April Cooper, Federal Funding
Phone:  501-683-5291
Mahoganey Franklin, Federal Funding
Phone:  501-682-4482
Amy Thomas, Federal Finance Coordinator
Phone:  501-682-3636

State Standards

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Licensure & Certification

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