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Presentation on theme: "LILBURN ELEMENTARY TITLE I ANNUAL PARENT MEETING AUGUST 20 AND 22, 2013 WANDY TAYLOR, PRINCIPAL."— Presentation transcript:


2 Overview of Title I The Title I Program… i s the largest federal assistance program for schools. provides support to students who are most at risk of not meeting the states academic standards. bases funds on the number of students receiving free or reduced price lunch. supports parents by offering workshops and training opportunities to increase their involvement in their childrens education.

3 Overview of Title I Two types of programs: Targeted Assistance Schoolwide

4 Overview of Title I Lilburn Elementary is Schoolwide Schoolwide Program While an emphasis is placed on students at risk of not meeting academic standards, all students at the school benefit from Title I funds. Materials, equipment, professional development, extended learning time, and teachers that are funded through Title I benefit all students and parents.

5 Requirements of a Title I School Title I Annual Parent Meeting High Quality Curriculum Academic Assistance to the Most At-Risk Students Parent Involvement and Input Annual Evaluation of Title I Program(s) Timely Communication to Parents

6 What are our schoolwide goals? Schoolwide Title I Plan: Increase student achievement in all core academic areas Focus first on Mathematics and Language Arts improvement Local School Plan for Improvement Goals Increase student achievement in Language Arts through balanced literacy instruction Increase student achievement in Math through balanced numeracy instruction Utilize cutting edge technology to support academic achievement Schoolwide Program

7 WHAT PROGRAMS/SUPPORTS ARE IN PLACE TO HELP MY CHILD? Parent Center Educational Material Checkout Early Intervention Program English Language Learner program Student Study Team Response to Intervention Instructional specials in Math and Science Small group support in Math and Language Arts

8 Title I Funding Lilburn Elementary Schools Allocation $631, We are budgeting for the following: Additional Instructional Staff Instructional Equipment and Materials Professional Learning Parent Support

9 $631, Title I Allotment

10 Personnel: $598, To reduce class size and provide academic support 1 Kindergarten teacher 2 Kindergarten Paraprofessionals 1 First Grade Teacher 1 Second Grade teacher 1 Third Grade Teacher 1 Fourth Grade Teacher 1 Language Arts Support teacher ½ day Parent Instructional Support Coordinator 3 Math support Teachers 1 Reading/Math support Teacher $631, Title I Budget

11 Instructional Support - $7, Release time for professional learning Supplies Direct Instruction - $24, Technology Access for Students – Student Response Systems Tablets for student use Technology Software and Licenses to support and extend Student Learning Parent Involvement - $ Interpreters/translators $631, Title I Budget

12 Wish List for Title I Additional funding for Extended Day and Extended Year opportunities and transportation to provide extra time/days for student learning 2.Additional release time for professional development, observations and collaborative planning that will support academic learning 3.Stipends for professional development and collaborative planning that supports academic learning 4.Software and licenses to support core academics 5.Additional Student Response Systems to support on the spot assessment and provide data that leads to additional support or acceleration in every classroom

13 Wish List for Title I Stipends for leadership teams and administration to make collaborative plans including a needs assessment and drafting a Schoolwide plan 7.Additional tablets and computers for student use in the classroom to support core academics 8.Supplemental materials that support academic learning 9.Additional document cameras to support instruction in every classroom 10.Wireless Cart to access web sites that support student learning 11.SmartBoards and mimeos for interactive teaching which provides student interaction with lessons and access to web based instruction

14 TITLE I FUNDING District Parent Involvement Allocation The district is required to set aside 1% of the total Title I district allocation to go toward parent involvement. For the school year 2014, the 1% will be equally distributed among all Title I Schoolwide Programs to partially fund a Parent Instructional Support Coordinator.

15 Parent Involvement District Parent Involvement Policy The Gwinnett County Public Schools Parent Involvement Policy describes the means by which the district commits to establishing partnerships with parents and community members and encourages their participation in the design, implementation, and evaluation of its Title I Program. The policy is printed in the Title I Handbook issued to all parents of students attending Title I Schools. It is also available on the Gwinnett County Public Schools website:

16 Parent Involvement What is Lilburn Elementary Schools Parent Involvement Policy? The Title I Parent Involvement Policy describes our schools plan for involving parents and other stakeholders in the education of our students. It is posted on our schools website and copies are always available in the Lilburn Elementary School Parent Center. It will be distributed to parents in a Title I packet of documents.

17 Parent Involvement What is a School-Parent Compact? The School-Parent Compact is an agreement developed with parent input that outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement at Lilburn Elementary. This compact also describes how the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve at the States high standards. The Lilburn Elementary Compact will be posted on the website. Partners will sign the compact on our first Early Release Day and will revisit it throughout the year.

18 Parent Involvement What opportunities does the school provide for parent involvement? Title I Planning Meetings Our next meeting will be October 15, 2013 at 7:30 am. Volunteer Opportunities at Lilburn ES Parents may sign up to volunteer through our volunteer coordinator, Maria Garcia, in the Parent Center. Volunteers are needed to assist classroom teachers, to help with school events, to assist with monitoring children in the cafeteria during lunch, and to work with our PTA.

19 Parent Involvement Parent Involvement Funds provide Translators and translations of printed materials A half-time Parent Instructional Support Coordinator Materials for workshops Materials for parent check out to support student learning at home When Parents contact the school with questions or concerns, they can expect to hear back from a staff member within a hour period. Lilburn Elementary parents have several opportunities to be part of the decision making process. School Improvement Council Title I Planning Team PTA GCPS Title I PAC

20 Parent Involvement Tammi Verdi, Parent Instructional Support Coordinator (PISC) Telephone number: Maria Garcia, Parent Liaison Maria Uribe, Parent Liaison

21 Designation Status Under Georgia Waiver to NCLB There are five designations: Priority Focus Alert Reward No designation/school in good standing Lilburn Elementary School is in good standing. What does this status mean? Our school met or exceeded the standards set by the State of Georgia. Student performance data from the school year was used to determine the status of our school.

22 Highly Qualified Status of Teachers and Paraprofessionals Right-to-Know Parents have the right to request information about the degree and certification of their childs teacher(s) and paraprofessional(s), if applicable. Notification of teachers/paraprofessionals who are not highly qualified In addition, parents will be notified by the school when their child has been taught for four consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified.

23 Curriculum AKS - The AKS are the standards for academic excellence for all students in Gwinnett County Public Schools. In every GCPS classroom, instruction and assessment are tailored so that all students learn the Academic Knowledge and Skills to be successful. Common Core – Georgia has formally adopted a set of core standards for kindergarten through high school in English language arts and mathematics. The Common Core Standards provide a consistent framework to prepare students for success in college and/or the 21st century workplace. These standards represent a common sense next step from the Georgia Performance Standards. Lilburn Elementary supports effective implementation of the curriculum. We provide guidance and information, instructional materials and support, professional development, data analysis and progress reports on achieving instructional goals through implementation of the curriculum.

24 Assessments National: CogAT -The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) measures students learned reasoning abilities in the three areas most linked to academic success in school: Verbal, Quantitative and Nonverbal. Grades 1,3,5 Iowa Tests of Basic Skills : The Iowa Tests offer educators a diagnostic look at how their students are progressing in key academic areas, and offers diagnostic data that can be used to create intervention groups and to drive curricular decisions. Grades 3 and 5

25 Assessments State of Georgia The Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (GKIDS) is a year-long, performance-based assessment aligned to the state mandated content standards. The goal of the assessment program is to provide teachers with information about the level of instructional support needed by individual students entering kindergarten and first grade. Kindergarten Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT): The CRCT is designed to measure how well students acquire the skills and knowledge described in the state mandated content standards in reading, English/language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Students must pass reading in third grade and reading and math in 5 th grade for promotion. GCPS requires fourth graders to pass all subjects; reading, math, science and social studies for promotion. Grades 3,4,5 Georgia Writing Test - The writing assessments provide information to students about their writing performance and areas of strength and challenge. This information is useful for instruction and preparation for future writing assessments. Students must pass writing in 5 th grade for promotion. Grades 3 and 5 ACCESS for ELLs is a standards-based, criterion referenced English language proficiency test designed to measure English learners social and academic proficiency in English. ELL Learners Grades k, 1,2,3,4,5

26 Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) SPG Pre Tests and Post Tests will measure student progress toward Student Performance Goals Grades 1, 2, 3 GCPS Interim Tests at the end of the first quarter and at the end of the third quarter will measure student achievement of GCPS AKS goals. Grades 1,2,3,4,5 GCPS Post Tests at the end of the first and second semesters will measure student achievement of the GCPS AKS goals. Grades 1,2,3,4,5 Results from these tests will used to provide support and acceleration based on individual student progress. Assessments

27 Lilburn Elementary School Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) given each quarter provides one-on-one, comprehensive assessment to determine independent and instructional reading levels and measure reading progress. Math exemplars are math word problems given each quarter to measure student progress with mathematical thinking and problem solving. Common grade level writing assessments will be given at the beginning of the year and at the end of each quarter to measure writing progress. Teacher and grade level assessments to match the AKS curriculum are given to measure progress and mastery. These assessments measure student progress and growth toward mastery. Assessments

28 ESEA Public School Choice This option is not available in Gwinnett County Public Schools. However, GCPS has a permissive transfer process in place.

29 CLOSING AND EVALUATIONS Thank you for attending. Please complete the feedback forms. Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a flame William Butler Yeats


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