What is Title I?
Title I is a program federally funded program designed to help qualified students improve their reading and/or math skills. All of the Title I Staff meet the No Child Left Behind requirements and have met the standard of "highly qualified."
The Title I staff works closely with the classroom teachers to determine the student's individual needs. Support/tutoring given in Title I is supplemental to what the student receives in the classroom. The student is tutored either individually or in a small group. Students are selected to receive assistance based on their classroom performance, teacher recommendations, and diagnostic surveys.
Program Goals and Objectives
- To enable the child to achieve his/her potential in basic and advanced reading and math skills
- To provide a non-threatening, consistent, learning environment that is conducive to building a student's self-concept.
In recognition that the parent is the first and most important teacher, and that the parent’s continued involvement is essential for the success of the child, we are committed to building a strong parent-school partnership, the following practices/policies are designed.
- Parents will be invited to assist with the design and development of the Title I plan and the corporation representatives will assist with the coordination of district wide parent activities.
- A district-wide Title I web page will be available for parents. This will include information concerning the Parent Involvement Plan, Program Goals and Objectives, and Highly Qualified Status. Educational training tips will be provided.
- Annually, parents will receive copies of the appropriate grade level Indiana Academic Standards; a link to these are also on the District Title I webpage.
- Annually, parents will be introduced to Title I program services for students. The Title I staff will be available to talk with parents and answer any questions they might have.
- There will be a link to the Indiana Academic standards on the district web page.
- To increase the parent’s effectiveness in working with their children at home and to understand the Title I program requirements, support will be given through ongoing communication, training, and services.
- Title I Staff and classroom teachers will receive information and training on how to work with parents particularly guidance on conducting successful parent teacher conferences.
- Parents of participating students are asked to evaluate the effectiveness of the Title I Program and to assess the needs of the program. Their input will be taken into consideration during the program planning, design, and implementation.
- As appropriate, services of outside agencies are coordinated to assist in promoting student academic achievement and school performance.
Keys to Reading Success
- Make reading together enjoyable
- Consider the reader's interests, experiences, and reading level
- Introduce the book in a relaxed conversation
- Encourage the reader with specific praise
- Help the reader maintain the meaning of the story
- Read together on a consistent basis