Q & A
Title 1 is a federally funded program included under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Its objective is to provide supplementary instruction for students in the basic skills of reading and math. Schools that receive Title 1 services are referred to as Target Schools. Target Schools receive the money for Title 1 based on the percentage of free and reduced lunch applications.
Student progress is regularly monitored in reading and mathematics. Based on your child’s result on assessments in Reading and/or Math, he/she has the opportunity to benefit from additional services supported by Title 1. Teachers recommend students for participation in Title 1.
Title 1 support is available in grades K-5 with greater concentration at the primary levels. Early intervention provides students with guided support and promotes self-confidence which, in turn, fosters a positive atmosphere for productive learning.
This support can be provided in one or more of the following ways:
-Additional targeted instruction in small groups within the classroom
-Additional adult help in the classroom during the subject area time
-Additional reading intervention beyond the subject area time using a program matched to your child’s needs.
The Title One Teacher and/or Paraprofessionals (instructional assistants) work with students to give more individualized assistance. The paraprofessional may occasionally assist other students, which allows the classroom teacher to work with the Title 1 students.
Some students need additional guided practice in reading or math. Some require more time to complete an assignment. Some need to develop better work habits and greater confidence in their ability. Students benefit from this opportunity because they receive more careful monitoring and individual attention.
Title 1 is a program of teamwork between the Title 1 staff, teachers, and parents. Parent involvement includes:
- Attending parent-teacher conferences
- Communicating with the teacher and staying informed about your child’s education.
- Communicating with the school by using the Infinite Campus Portal and by reading all notices from the school or school district
- Communicating with your child about their goals
- Reading school newsletters
- Making sure homework is completed
- Monitoring their attendance
- Monitoring the amount of “screen time” that your child gets, including T.V., computers, iPads, cell phones, video games, etc…
- Promoting positive use of your child’s extracurricular time
Talk to the classroom teacher to find out what topics are addressed at this grade level and get ideas on how to “teach” your child.
Read with your child every day.
Practice and give guidance on math, reading, writing skills as needed.
Use games like Sorry, Monopoly, Chutes, and Ladders, to help students practice basic math facts in a more enjoyable way than memorizing flashcards. Please encourage your child to write down the math problems as they arise in the game and solve them first on paper, using the game piece to check answers.
Look for ways to help your child gain confidence in areas where they may perceive themselves as unsuccessful. Within the areas of reading and math are many smaller skills that children are good at. Help find those skills and use them as a point of encouragement.
Title One Parent Compact
Each school receiving funds under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) must develop a written school-parent compact jointly with parents for all children participating in Title I activities, services, and programs. That compact is part of the school’s written parental involvement policy developed by the school and parents. The compact must outline how parents, the school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and how the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the State’s high standards. Yearly the compact should be evaluated to determine its effectiveness with revisions made as necessary.
Elementary schools must schedule a parent/teacher conference annually to discuss the compact.