Overview

Program Overview

What is Title I?  Title I is a federally funded program designed to help regular education students that are at-risk in the areas of reading (grades K-3) and math (grades 2 -3). Students that are recommended by their teacher and meet the Title I guidelines receive specialized small group instructions by the Title I teacher and his/her assistants.

Guidelines

When the teacher recommends a student, what guidelines must the student meet in order to receive Title I services?  The following guidelines must be met before a student can enter the Title I program.

Guidelines for Title I Reading Placement

***ALL ELIGIBLE STUDENTS MUST HAVE A PERSONAL EDUCATION PLAN (PEP)!! (Effective 2013 – 2014 S.Y.)

 Kindergarten:

  • Eligible students will the served starting the 2nd nine weeks period of the school year.
  • Teachers must fill out a referral form and submit it to the Title I teacher before the end of the 1st nine weeks.
  • The Title I team will review the form and contact the referring teacher for discussion and placement.
  • Title 1 students will be assessed during the year to determine continued service.
  • Other student referrals will be considered at the end of each nine weeks of the school year.
  • Students will be reassessed at the end of the school year for the next year’s placement.
  • The homeroom teacher will fill out the appropriate end of the year paperwork for continued student services for the next school year.

Grades 1 – 3

  • If a student received services at the end of the previous school year, then he/she will automatically be served for the new school year (with the proper end of the year paperwork submitted by last year’s teacher).
  • These students will be reassessed at the end of each nine weeks.  It will be determined at this time if the student is withdrawn or continues to be served.
  • New students may enter the program after the an adjustment period of 4 1/2 weeks or at the end of the nine weeks school.  The referring teacher must fill out a student referral form and return it to the Title I teacher review by the Title I team.  These forms can be obtained by contacting your Title I teacher.  Transfer students from other schools will be automatically enrolled in the program if they were served at their previous schools pending official paperwork from their previous schools.
  • The team will consider the submitted referral and other assessment measures (example: SuccessMaker report, 3D Reading report) to determine eligibility.
  • After review, the Title I teacher will contact the referring teacher to discuss the team’s decision.  At this time, the student may or may not enter the program.
  • Students will be assessed during the year to determine continued service.
  • Referring teachers must fill out the appropriate end of the year paperwork for the student’s continued service for the next school year if needed.
  • Academically, the lowest 20% of students in the area of reading will be the main focus for eligibility into the program.  This will be determined by the end of the nine weeks report card grades.

Guidelines for Title I Math Placement

*ALL ELIGIBLE STUDENTS MUST HAVE A PERSONAL EDUCATION PLAN (PEP)!! (Effective 2013 – 2014 S.Y.) 

Grades 2 – 3

  • If a student received services at the end of the previous school year, then he/she will automatically be served for the new school year (with proper end of the year paperwork submitted by last year’s  teacher).   These students will be reassessed at the end of  each nine weeks.  It will be determined at this time if the student is withdrawn or will continue to be served.
  • New students may enter the program after an adjustment period of 4 1/2 week or at the end of the nine weeks of school.  The referring teacher must fill out the student referral form and return it to the Title I teacher for review.  Transfer students from other schools will be automatically enrolled in our program if they were served by their previous schools pending paperwork from the previous schools.
  • The Title I teacher will meet with his/her team to discuss the referral.  The team’s decision for eligibility will be based upon the submitted referral and other assessment measures (example: SuccessMaker report, 3D Reading reports).
  •  After review, the Title I teacher will contact the referring teacher to discuss the team’s decision.  At this time, the student may or may not enter the program.
  • Students will be assessed during the year to determine continued service.
  • The teacher of the served student must fill out the appropriate end of the year paperwork for the student’s continued service for the next school year.
  • Academically, the lowest 20% of students in the area of math will be the main focus for eligibility into the program.  This will be determined by the end of the nine weeks math report card grades.