2 What is Title I?Title I is the largest federally funded education program in the nation. Title I funding helps local school systems provide equal educational opportunities for low-performing students with economic need. The goal of Title I is to assist students in achieving grade level standards in the area of reading and math. Title I is committed to the shared effort of closing the achievement gap between all students and to provide high quality, engaging instruction that will motivate students to become lifelong readers and learners. The Title I program helps schools and students meet state and local educational standards.
3 Title I programs generally offer: Smaller classes or special instructional spaces.Additional teachers.Opportunities for professional development for school staff.Extra time for teaching students the skills they need.A variety of supplementary teaching methodsAn individualized program for students.Additional teaching materials which supplement their regular instruction.
4 Required ComponentsInstructional strategies based on scientifically based researchInstruction by “highly qualified” teachersProfessional developmentStrategies to attract “highly qualified” teachers to “high-need” schools.Strategies to increase parent involvement.Plans for assisting children in making the transition from preschool to elementaryPlans for using state assessment results to improve achievement, which must involve teachers.Additional assistance for low-performing students.Plans for integrating the school program with other federal, state and local programs and services.
5 Parent Involvement Policy Part I. General ExpectiationsPart II. Description of how schools will implement required school parental involvement policy components1. LES shall take the actions to involve parents in the joint development and review of its school parental involvement policy2. LES shall take actions to involve parents in the process of planning, joint development of the program, review and improvement of programs3. LES shall hold an annual meeting to inform parents of school’s participation in Title I – programs, rights of parents.4. LES shall provide parents of participating children information in a timely manner about Title I programs – explanation of the school’s curriculum, forms of academic assessment used to measure progress, and proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
6 Parent Involvement Policy 5. LES shall, at the request of parents, provide opportunities for regular meetings for parents to formulate suggestions and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions about the education of their children. The school will respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible.6. LES shall provide each parent an individual student report about the performance of their child on the State assessment in at least math, language arts and reading7. LES shall take the following actions to provide each parent timely notice when their child has been assigned or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified.8. LES shall provide assistance to parents of children served by the school, as appropriate, in understanding topics
7 Parent Involvement Policy 9. LES shall provide materials and training to help parents work with their children in the areas of improving student achievement, (including literacy training and using technology) child development, child reading and additional tops parents may request.10. LES shall, with the assistance of its parents, educate its teachers pupil services personnel, principals and other staff in how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents as equal partners in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and in how to implement and coordinate parent programs and build ties between parents and schools.11. LES shall, to the extent feasible and appropriate, coordinate and integrate parental involvement programs and activities with Head Start and public preschool. The school will also conduct other activities, such as parent resource centers, that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children.
8 Parent Involvement Policy 12. LES shall take actions to ensure that information related to the school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to parents of participating children in an understandable and uniform format, including alternative formats upon request, and to the extent practicable, in a language the parents can understand.Part III. Discretionary school parental involvement policy components.Part IV. AdoptionCommittee memebers: Vickie Luchuck, Jody Forinash, Kari Southern, Lisa Williams, Marsh Folio, Holly Hawkins, Melissa Jett, Leslie Giantinno, and Lisa Cumberledge
9 School-Parent Compact This compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State’s high standards.This school-parent compact is in effect during school the year.
10 School-Parent Compact School Responsibilities Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the State’s student academic achievement standards.Hold parent-teacher conferences (at least annually in elementary schools) during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement.Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress.Provide parents reasonable access to staff. Specifically, staff will be available for consultation.Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and to observe classroom activities.
11 School-Parent Compact Parent Responsibilities We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:Require regular school attendance and assist my child in getting to class and school on timeSupport the school rules, procedures, and efforst to instill responsibility in my childTalk with my child about school activities every dayEstablish a regular study timeEncourage my child to read and complete all calss assignments and homeworkCommunicate with teachers and/or school officials by attending conferences and contacting the school whenever necessaryDiscuss report cards, behavior reports, and other assessments of achievement or performance with my child
12 School-Parent Compact Student Responsibilities We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the State’s high standards. Specifically, we will:Attend school regularly, be on time for classes and school eventsBe prepared for classComplete my assignmentsAssist in keeping my school safe and cleanRespect myself, school, and other peopleComply with school rules and proceduresCooperate with parents and teachersParticpate in classroom activitiesBe truthful and keep my promises
14 Parents… you can influence the success of your child in school more than any teacher or federal program:Serve as a role model, showing your child that yousupport his/her education.Assure that you are aware of your child’s educationalprogress, thereby demonstrating how important thatprogress is to you.Teach your student that your input at the school isappreciated and that you support its efforts.
15 Research shows that how well a child does in school depends a great deal upon how much their parents get involved in their education. You can become more involved by:Supporting school extra-curricular activities.Volunteering at the school.Attending parent-teacher conferences.Communicating with your child’s teacher regularly, bywriting notes, telephoning the school, etc.Keeping your child’s teacher informed about events in yourchild’s life which may affect his/her performance at school.Discussing with your child’s teacher and parent organizationsother ideas for parent involvement.
16 Title I Programs Open House The students will be introduced to their new teacher and classroom. The parents are given an overview of the new year.
17 This activity will involve students in Title I ProgramsBingo for BooksThis activity will involve students ingrades Pre-K-5 and their parents. The students and parents will play bingo together and win grade level books.
18 Winter Around the World Title I ProgramsWinter Around the WorldThis activity will involve students ingrades Pre-K-5 and their parents. The students and parents will work together on a grade level literacy activity.
19 Primary Partners in Print Title I ProgramsPrimary Partners in PrintThis activity will involve students in grades K-2 and their parents. Parents will participate with their child in literacy workshops to enhance their child's reading skills at home. The students will take the activities home and practice them with a parent.
20 Intermediate Partners in Print Title I ProgramsIntermediate Partners in PrintThis activity will involve students in grades 3-5 and their parents. Parents will participate with their child in literacy activites to enhance their child's reading skills at home.
21 Title I Programs Primary Math Mates This activity will involve students in grades K-2 and their parents. Parents will participate with their child in math workshops to enhance their child's math skills at home. The students will take these activities home and play them with a parent.
22 Intermediate Math Mates Title I ProgramsIntermediate Math MatesThis activity will involve students in grades 3-5 and their parents. Parents will participate with their child in math workshops to enhance their child's math skills at home.
23 Title I Programs LiveGrades Training Parents and students in grades 1-5 will be trained on LiveGrades. LiveGrades is used by the classroom teacher to keep track of grades. The parents will be trained on how to access LiveGrades from home.
24 Title I Programs Homeward Bound Books The students will choose a book on their reading level. The students will read their new book with an adult at home.
25 DIBELSDIBELS is used in grades K-2 to measure early literacy skills. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy and early reading skills. Parents will receive DIBELS results three times a year – beginning, middle, and end of the year.
26 mClass MathmClass Math is used in grades K-2 to measure an individual child’s mastery of fundamental mathematical skills. Parents will receive mClass results three times a year – beginning, middle, and end of the year.
27 What is RTI?Response To Intervention (RTI) is a method of academic intervention used to provide early, effective assistance to children who are having difficulty learning. Response to intervention was also designed as a process of diagnosing learning disabilities. RTI seeks to prevent academic failure through early intervention and frequent progress measurement.