Presentation on theme: "Title I Schoolwide Programs vs. Targeted Assistance Programs."— Presentation transcript:
Title I Schoolwide Programs vs. Targeted Assistance Programs
What program model does Aiken County Public Schools use? The Title I schools in the Aiken County Public School District use the schoolwide model.
What is a schoolwide program? A schoolwide program is a model that attempts to upgrade the entire educational program of a school. Its primary purpose is to meet the needs of all students, but particularly the students who are low-achieving, and to raise the academic achievement for them. Needs are determined by conducting a comprehensive needs assessment.
What is a targeted assistance program? A targeted assistance program is a program that provides supplemental services to only eligible children identified as having the greatest need for special assistance. Schools that are between 35% and 40% poverty must implement targeted assistance programs.
What are the advantages of a Schoolwide Program and the disadvantages of a Targeted Assistance Program? Advantages of a Schoolwide Program All students can be served. Title I materials can be used with all students. Resources are combined to achieve a common goal. All structures that support student learning are improved. The impact of Title I is maximized. Title I staff can work with any group of students. Schoolwide projects can support targeted assistance programs. (Example: Reading Recovery, Small Group Intervention, Additional Child Development Classes, Computer Assisted Instruction) Disadvantages of a Targeted Assistance Program Only identified students can be served. Materials may only be used for identified children. Personnel may only work with identified children. Students receiving additional services may be pulled too frequently. For grades K-2, parent interviews are required to determine eligibility. This is a difficult process and takes a lot of time. Record keeping for the teachers, school, and district is very time consuming. A stigma is attached to the students who are pulled or who are designated for the Title I class. Fewer students can be served than with a schoolwide program.
Examples of Targeted Assistance Programs Funded in Schoolwide Projects Reading Recovery – targets most at-risk first grade students Small Group Intervention – targets identified students (typically “not met” students) for additional reading and math instruction provided by certified tutors, instructional aides, and intervention/enrichment teachers Child Development – targets most at-risk 4 year olds Computer-assisted Instruction – targets students who need additional math and reading instruction
If you have any questions about the Title I schoolwide programs in the district, please contact the Office of Federal Programs, (803)