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1 No Child Left Behind The Basics Of Title 1 Every Child - Now! Focus on the critical nature of doing what’s right and what’s needed – today - to help every child succeed and achieve at high levels

2 Title 1 Is The Foundation Of No Child Left Behind Title 1 is the largest federal aid program for elementary, middle and high schools reaching about 12.5 million students in public and private schools. Through this program the government gives money to school districts around the country based on the number of low income families each district. Each district uses its Title I money for extra educational services to help children who are behind in school. The basic foundations of the Title 1 program: ◦ 1. All students should work toward the same high standards. ◦ 2. Local districts, schools and parents know best what their students need to succeed. ◦ 3. Parent involvement is critical to a child's success

3 Why We Are Here? Because Parents Are Our Partners In Helping Our Students Achieve Success.

4 The Basics Of Title 1 By understanding the basics of Title 1 will help parents and teachers to build a solid foundation to help our children be the best they can be.

5 How Does Our School Receive Title I Money? The federal government provides funding to each state. Then, each State Educational Agency sends money to its school districts. How much money each school receives is determined by the number of low-income students attending that school. Title I schools then take the following actions: ◦ Identify the students at their school who need the most educational assistance based on the criteria that school has chosen. Students do NOT have to be from low-income families to receive Title I services. ◦ Set goals for improving the skills of educationally disadvantaged students at their school. ◦ Measure student progress to determine the success of the Title I program for each student. ◦ Develop programs for each individual student in order to support/supplement regular classroom instruction.

6 How Can Title I Monies Be Used To Help Our Students? Title I funds are spent on the strategies that are outlined in the school’s Success Plan, which is developed by school leadership, parents, and community members. The plan is developed by doing a comprehensive needs assessment for the school, selecting research-based strategies, and evaluating the results being obtained. Examples of how monies can be used: ◦ Smaller classes or special instructional spaces ◦ Hire additional special teachers, aides, tutors or aides. ◦ Opportunities for professional development for school staff ◦ Extra time for teaching Title I students the skills they need ◦ A variety of supplementary teaching methods ◦ An individualized program for students ◦ Additional teaching materials which supplement a student’s regular instruction ◦ After school programs, weekend programs or summer school programs. ◦ Train teachers and other staff members ◦ Purchase equipment and learning materials, ◦ Used to support parental involvement activities

7 How Is Gateway Lab School Planning To Use The Title 1 Monies? How will the money be spent ◦ We specifically funded the 8 th grade paraprofessional. ◦ Wilson training for Elementary teachers ◦ Technology – TI-83; computer lab Our Programs ◦ All our paraprofessionals are Highly Qualified as a Title I Paraprofessional ◦ Wilson is a reading intervention ◦ Every child has access to technology

8 The Success Of Title 1 Is More Than The Money… Parents & Teachers Being Involved & Engaged

9 All Title 1 Programs Have A Plan In Place For Including Parents All Title 1 Programs Have A Plan In Place For Including Parents This plan is called a Parent Involvement Policy. ◦ This policy explains how the school district supports the role parents in education. ◦ The plan must include a compact which is a written document explaining what schools and parents are supposed to do to help students succe ed. ◦ Parents can help by reviewing the school’s Title I program, helping to develop the parent involvement program, or working on the committee that reviews the state’s Title I policies

10 What Does Research Tell Us? Research shows that how well students do in school depends a great deal upon how much their parents get involved in their education. You can become more involved by: ◦ Joining the school’s parent organizations ◦ Supporting school extra-curricular activities ◦ Volunteering at the school ◦ Attending parent-teacher conferences ◦ Communicating with your student’s teacher regularly, by writing notes, telephoning the school, etc. ◦ Keeping your student’s teacher informed about events in his or her life which may affect his/her performance at school ◦ Discussing with your student’s teacher and parent organizations other ideas for parent involvement

11 Parents Can Influence Success Of Your Student More Than A Teacher Or Federal Program Parents Can Influence Success Of Your Student More Than A Teacher Or Federal Program By becoming an active participant in the Title I parent involvement plan at your school, you will: ◦ Serve as a role model, showing your student that you support his/her education. ◦ Assure that you are aware of your student’s educational progress; thereby demonstrating how important that progress is to you. ◦ Teach your student that your input at the school is appreciated and that you support its efforts. Parents Be Involved In The Classroom ◦ Learn more about the school, by supporting your children in school and becoming actively involved in making decisions about your children’s education. ◦ Find out what your children are being taught, keeping close touch with the teachers, making sure your children do homework and be sure to attend parent- teacher conferences. (Gateway Lab School Parent Teacher Conferences)

12 How Will I know If The Title I Program Is Working For My Child? Parents can get this information from the school profile. This is like a report card for the school. It gives information about the progress of the students in the program. This can be found at this location location Understanding the schools curriculum and assessments. If the programs are not working, schools and districts are required by law to improve them.

13 The Delaware Prioritize Curriculum Is Our Guide All schools are use Delaware Prioritized Curriculum to guide classroom instruction. Delaware has recently adopted National Standards of Common Core Curriculum and will be transitioning over the next several years. The following programs are used and teachers and administration have aligned these programs to ensure coverage of the Common Core: ◦ Reading – Treasures; Glencoe ◦ Math – Math Connects, Impact, or Math Triumphs ◦ Science – State of Delaware Science Coalition ◦ Social Studies– State of Delaware Social Studies Coalition

14 How Do We Assess Our Children? Academic Assessments  Trimester Benchmark Assessments  DIBELS – (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills)  Spelling Inventory  Math Fluency  Math Diagnostic  Internal Assessments (Component V)  Intervention Progress Monitoring  DCAS  Reading & Math (twice); Social Studies (end of year 4 th & 7 th ); Science (end of year 5 th & 8 th )

15 Understanding The Results Of Assessments Proficiency Requirements of DCAS There are two ways we are being measured by the state. 1. Component V – individual student goals for DCAS in Reading and Math 2. AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress)

16 Parents Right Under Title 1 As a parent of a student attending a Title I school, you have the following rights: You can schedule regular meetings with your children’s teachers or school administrators. You can obtain information on the level of achievement of your child on each state academic assessment. You can obtain certain information on the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teacher and paraprofessional providing services to your child. You can file a complaint to the State of Delaware Department of Education if you believe we are violating Federal law or regulation. ( ml)

17 District And School Requirements Inform you about the rating of the school as determined each year by DDOE and why it received that rating. (Also see the District and School Profiles for more information: Inform you about programs occurring in the school that may benefit your child. Inform parents of LEP students or students with disabilities of why their child was identified for the services, how to be involved in child’s education, the methods of instruction, how the program will help the child and the program will meet the objectives of the child’s IEP (if applicable). Tell you if you have the opportunity to choice your child to a different school. Inform you if free after school tutoring is available for your child.

18 For More Information For More Information National Coalition of Title I Parents, the National PTA and the Center for Law and Education. To reach these agencies contact: Region III Comprehensive Center at (800) 925-3223 or view their web site at:

19 Together We Can Make The Greatest Impact To Our Children’s Success

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