Districts that received Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I, Part A funds in the 2021 project period (July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021) must submit a Title I, Part A Performance Report to the New Jersey Department of Education to satisfy federal reporting requirements, according to a memo from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Districts must complete and submit the report by Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, according to the memo from Kathy Ehling, assistant commissioner, Division of Educational Services.

If your district did not receive ESEA Title I, Part A funds in the 2021 project period, no report is required. Accordingly, non-submission of the 2020-2021 Title I, Part A Performance Report by Jan. 7, 2022, suggests the district did not implement a Title I, Part A program during the 2021 project period.

Districts that received Title I, Part A funds in the 2021 project period and fail to submit a Title I, Part A Performance Report by the deadline must refund all Title I, Part A funds received for the 2021 project period, according to the memo.

The 2020-2021 Title I, Part A Performance Report is available via the NJDOE’s Electronic Web-Enabled Grant system. To access the report, use the same User ID and password that your district personnel use to access the 2021-2022 ESEA Consolidated Application.

To assist districts in accurately completing their Title I, Part A Performance Reports, the NJDOE created the “Completing the 2020-2021 Title I, Part A Performance Report” slideshow presentation, which is posted on the NJDOE’s Title I Technical Assistance and Resources webpage. This resource explains the data required to complete the report and each step of the reporting process.

In the Title I, Part A Performance Report, districts must provide district-level data on student participation in Title I, Part A programs and services by student subgroup, including:

  • Race/ethnicity.
  • Age/grade level (including neglected and nonpublic students).
  • Services for students who benefit from Title I, Part A and other programs – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrants, Education for Migrant Children, and Education for Homeless Children and Youth.

New this year, the Title I, Part A Performance Report displays the district’s 2019-2020 data and will calculate year-over-year percentage differences in student participation once the 2020-2021 data are entered. Districts will need to provide a brief explanation when percentage differences fall outside of expected ranges.

Please note that the Title I, Part A Performance Report is separate from the Title I Comparability Report (due Dec. 3, 2021), which fulfills different Title I, Part A federal reporting requirements. If you have questions about the collection or submission of your district’s Title I, Part A Performance Report, contact the Office of Fiscal and Data Services via email.

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