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TITLE VI

Title VI, Part A, Subpart 1 – Improving Academic Achievement, Accountability, Grants for State Assessments and Enhanced Assessments
The Grants for State Assessments and Related Activities program helps states develop the assessments required under No Child Left Behind and supports collaborative efforts with institutions of higher education or research institutions to improve the quality of assessment.

Title VI, Part A, Subpart 2 – Funding Transferability for State and Local Educational Agencies
This program allows states and school districts to target certain federal funds to the federal programs that most effectively meet their local educational needs. This program empowers states and local communities by giving them more control over resource allocation decisions that will help them to elevate student achievement and close the achievement gap.

Title VI, Part A, Subpart 3(a) – State Flexibility ("State Flex") Authority
This program gives up to seven states increased flexibility to demonstrate how certain federal funds may be used flexibly to raise student academic achievement and close the achievement gaps between groups of students. This program allows states – and between four and 10 districts within those states – to use certain federal funds in ways that they deem to be most productive.

Title VI, Part A, Subpart 3(b) – Local Flexibility ("Local Flex") Demonstration
This program provides school districts with the flexibility to consolidate certain federal education funds and use them for any educational purpose permitted under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), in order to assist districts in making adequate yearly progress and in narrowing achievement gaps.

Title VI, Part B, Subpart 1 – Rural Education Initiative: Small, Rural School Achievement
This program provides additional formula funds and flexibility in the use of certain federal funds to small, rural districts.

Title VI, Part B, Subpart 2 – Rural Education Initiative: Rural and Low-Income Schools
This new program provides additional funds to rural districts that serve concentrations of poor students.

Title VI, Part B, Subpart 3 – General Provisions, National Assessment of Educational Progress, National Education Statistics Act
The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) provides high-quality data on the achievement of elementary and secondary school students in reading, mathematics, science, and other subjects. NAEP, also known as the "nation’s report card," is the only nationally based and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in various subject areas.