Presentation on theme: "Lilburn Elementary Title I Annual Parent Meeting"— Presentation transcript:
1 Lilburn Elementary Title I Annual Parent Meeting August 20 and 22, 2013Wandy Taylor, Principal
2 Overview of Title I The Title I Program… is the largest federal assistance program for schools.provides support to students who are most at risk of not meeting the state’s 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 children’s education.
3 Overview of Title I Two types of programs: Targeted Assistance Schoolwide
4 Overview of Title I Lilburn Elementary is Schoolwide Schoolwide ProgramWhile 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 MeetingHigh Quality CurriculumAcademic Assistance to the Most At-Risk StudentsParent Involvement and InputAnnual Evaluation of Title I Program(s)Timely Communication to Parents
6 2013-2014 Schoolwide Program What are our schoolwide goals? Schoolwide Title I Plan: Increase student achievement in all core academic areasFocus first on Mathematics and Language Arts improvementLocal School Plan for Improvement GoalsIncrease student achievement in Language Arts through balanced literacy instructionIncrease student achievement in Math through balanced numeracy instructionUtilize cutting edge technology to support academic achievement
7 What programs/supports are in place to help my child? Parent Center Educational Material CheckoutEarly Intervention ProgramEnglish Language Learner programStudent Study TeamResponse to InterventionInstructional specials in Math and ScienceSmall group support in Math and Language Arts
8 Lilburn Elementary School’s Allocation Title I FundingLilburn Elementary School’s Allocation$631,236.00We are budgeting for the following:Additional Instructional StaffInstructional Equipment and MaterialsProfessional LearningParent Support
10 To reduce class size and provide academic support $631,Title I BudgetPersonnel: $598,660.00To reduce class size and provide academic support1 Kindergarten teacher2 Kindergarten Paraprofessionals1 First Grade Teacher1 Second Grade teacher1 Third Grade Teacher1 Fourth Grade Teacher1 Language Arts Support teacher½ dayParent Instructional Support Coordinator3 Math support Teachers1 Reading/Math support Teacher
11 Instructional Support - $7,963.00 $631,Title I BudgetDirect Instruction - $24,300.00Technology Access for Students –Student Response SystemsTablets for student useTechnology Software and Licenses to support and extend Student LearningInstructional Support - $7,963.00Release time for professional learningSuppliesParent Involvement - $313.00Interpreters/translators
12 Software and licenses to support core academics Wish List for Title IAdditional funding for Extended Day and Extended Year opportunities and transportation to provide extra time/days for student learningAdditional release time for professional development, observations and collaborative planning that will support academic learningStipends for professional development and collaborative planning that supports academic learningSoftware and licenses to support core academicsAdditional Student Response Systems to support on the spot assessment and provide data that leads to additional support or acceleration in every classroom
13 Supplemental materials that support academic learning Wish List for Title IStipends for leadership teams and administration to make collaborative plans including a needs assessment and drafting a Schoolwide planAdditional tablets and computers for student use in the classroom to support core academicsSupplemental materials that support academic learningAdditional document cameras to support instruction in every classroomWireless Cart to access web sites that support student learningSmartBoards 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: gwinnett.k12.ga.us
16 Parent InvolvementWhat is Lilburn Elementary School’s Parent Involvement Policy?The Title I Parent Involvement Policy describes our school’s plan for involving parents and other stakeholders in the education of our students.It is posted on our school’s 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 State’s 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 What opportunities does the school provide for parent involvement? Title I Planning MeetingsOur next meeting will be October 15, 2013 at 7:30 am.Volunteer Opportunities at Lilburn ESParents 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 materialsA half-time Parent Instructional Support CoordinatorMaterials for workshopsMaterials for parent check out to support student learning at homeWhen 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 CouncilTitle I Planning TeamPTAGCPS Title I PAC
21 Designation Status Under Georgia Waiver to NCLB There are five designations:PriorityFocusAlertRewardNo designation/school in good standingLilburn 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-KnowParents have the right to request information about the degree and certification of their child’s teacher(s) and paraprofessional(s), if applicable.Notification of teachers/paraprofessionals who are not highly qualifiedIn 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 CurriculumAKS -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 1,3,5Iowa 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.KindergartenCriterion-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 5th grade for promotion. GCPS requires fourth graders to pass all subjects; reading, math, science and social studies for promotion.Grades 3,4,5Georgia 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 5th grade for promotion.Grades 3 and 5ACCESS 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 Assessments Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) SPG Pre Tests and Post Tests will measure student progress toward Student Performance GoalsGrades 1, 2, 3GCPS 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 1,2,3,4,5GCPS Post Tests at the end of the first and second semesters will measure student achievement of the GCPS AKS goals.Results from these tests will used to provide support and acceleration based on individual student progress.
27 AssessmentsLilburn Elementary SchoolFountas & 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.
28 ESEA Public School Choice This option is not available inGwinnett 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