Presentation on theme: "Overview of the Title I Program at Hopewell Area School District Mrs. Patricia DelGreco, Title I Coordinator September 2013 Margaret Ross Elementary School."— Presentation transcript:
Overview of the Title I Program at Hopewell Area School District Mrs. Patricia DelGreco, Title I Coordinator September 2013 Margaret Ross Elementary School
Purpose Provide information about our school’s Title I program for parents of students participating in the program.
Title I Program What is “Title I”? Funding provided under No Child Left Behind Funds to provide programs to help children who are struggling in reading and math. Extra help (in addition to what they learn during reading time in the classroom) Types of Programs: Schoolwide – all students Targeted – students identified for the program based on performance on assessments
Title Programs of ESEA (1965) & NCLB (2001) Title I – Improving Basic Programs (Reading) Title II – Improving Teacher Quality Title III – ELL (English Language Learners Title IV – Safe & Drug Free Schools Title VI – Rural Schools Title X – Homeless Federal Funds Based on US Census Information
Hopewell Buildings Served Independence Elementary Mrs. Kathy Boranko Our Lady of Fatima Mrs. Boranko & Mrs. DelGreco Hopewell Elementary Mrs. Denise Deceder Margaret Ross Elementary Mrs. Pat DelGeco
Determining Building Eligibility School Name Number of students Low income % Low Income Rank Order A2004221%3Elig B1904725%1Elig C90020723%2Elig D95012113%4Not Elig Totals 2240 41719%
Title I Funds in Our School Program Funds Amount of Funds available for this year: $_271,425____ Description of Title I Program Title I Parent Involvement Funds Must set aside funds if over $500,000 Title I Non Public Non pub share – app. $11,000 in services Remaining Money divided among eligible schools for Title I services
Parent Involvement Requirements Annual Title I Meeting (this meeting) Title I District Level Parent Policy (up next) Title I School Level Parent Policy (up next) Title I School/Parent Compacts (up next)
Curriculum Reading Curriculum used in Hopewell: Wonders, McGraw Hill 2014 (first year of new series) Grades K – 5 Our Goal: help the children achieve the State Standards (Common Core) www.pde.state.pa.uswww.pde.state.pa.us
Title I Assessments Assessments are used to help teachers determine if a student is understanding the content presented in the classroom. We use the following assessments for all of our students: Data Collection (DIBELS, PSSA, Grades, etc) Placement & Diagnostic Assessments Teacher referral & observation
Proficiency Levels If a child does not reach a certain proficiency level when they take an assessment, we consider them for additional help from our Title I program. The proficiency levels for our assessments are: DIBELS Next – benchmarks for subtests PSSA – Basic/Below Basic Reading Grades – Below C Placement & Diagnostic Assessments – benchmarks and/or expected skills (Phonics surveys)
PSSA Proficiency Levels Your child will be taking the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) in grades 3-8. Four Proficiency Levels for the PSSA Advanced Proficient Basic Below Basic Our goal (and the State’s goal) is for your student to reach the “Proficient” level on the PSSA. Title I can help!
Update on School’s Progress Student Achievement Results PSSA Reading Required Proficiency 2010 – 63% Proficient/Advanced 2011 - 72% Proficient/Advanced 2012 – 81% Proficient/Advanced 2013 - 91% Proficient/Advanced 2014 – 100% Proficient/Advanced How Is My School Doing? 2012 Results (www.education.state.pa.us) District: Made AYP Hopewell Elem – Made AYP Independence Elem. – Warning Margaret Ross Elem. – Made AYP
Assessment Results You will be notified of your child’s assessment results. Timeline: PSSA: Fall after the test is taken Others: As given Title I Progress Reports (2x/year) Individual Reading Inventories Dibels Progress monitoring
Process for Contacting Staff If you have questions or concerns relating to your child’s performance in school or other issues, please contact the school. Classroom Teacher Title I Teacher Principal Title I Coordinator
Important Dates District Parent Policy revision (next) Building Policy & Compact revisions (next) Parent Workshops (AR Nights, Storywalk, etc.) Parent Conference Day November 1, 2013
Parent’s Rights under NCLB Teacher Qualifications Non-Highly Qualified Teacher for four or more weeks Request opportunities to meet regularly with staff for parent involvement Participate in decisions affecting your child Review application for Title I and make suggestions
Questions Policy and Compact revisions: Your input in needed! Thank You for Coming!