Presentation on theme: "Schoolwide Programs vs. Targeted Assistance Programs"— Presentation transcript:
1 Schoolwide Programs vs. Targeted Assistance Programs Title ISchoolwide Programs vs. Targeted Assistance Programs
2 What program model does Aiken County Public Schools use? The Title I schools in the Aiken County Public School District use the schoolwide model.
3 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.
4 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.
5 Disadvantages of a Targeted What are the advantages of a Schoolwide Program and the disadvantages of a Targeted Assistance Program?Advantages of a Schoolwide ProgramAll 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 TargetedAssistance ProgramOnly 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.
6 Examples of Targeted Assistance Programs Funded in Schoolwide Projects Reading Recovery – targets most at-risk first grade studentsSmall Group Intervention – targets identified students (typically “not met” students) for additional reading and math instruction provided by certified tutors, instructional aides, and intervention/enrichment teachersChild Development – targets most at-risk 4 year oldsComputer-assisted Instruction – targets students who need additional math and reading instruction
7 If you have any questions about the Title I schoolwide programs in the district, please contact the Office of Federal Programs, (803)