What is Title I?
Title I is a federal education program under the No Child Left Act of 2001. Title I provides additional math and/or reading instruction for students performing below grade level expectations. The students who qualify need extra help with math or reading. Schools qualify for this program based on students’ use of the free and reduced lunch program. At least 40% of the population must qualify for the school to be eligible for Title I funds.
Title I is based on three important ideas:
#1: All students should have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and to reach, at minimum, proficiency on state academic standards and objectives.
#2: Local districts, schools and parents know best what their students need to succeed. The Title I program allows them to decide how to use these funds to implement research- based proven practices to help students who are failing or who are at risk of failing in school.
#3: Parents are partners in helping all students achieve. They have the right to be involved in the design and operation of their school’s Title I program, and, at the same time, a responsibility to help their children succeed in school.
How to Participate:
- Parents can serve on the Title I/School Community Council to contribute to important decisions concerning our school.
- Families are invited to school meetings including Back to School Night, conferences and other school activities.
- On going communication between families and the school is important. It includes:
- Report Cards
- Home-School Compact
- School Website
- The classroom teacher will provide families with information on curriculum standards and assessments.
- Annual reports of individual student proficiencies including SAGE results will be provided to each family.
How Your Child Can Participate:
Students are identified for additional help in the following ways:
- Low scores on SAGE test
- Below grade level performance on teacher assessments for reading such as DIBELS
- Below grade level performance in math on the Murray School District CFA’s or iReady
- Below grade level performance on other math or reading assessments that show the student is in need of additional help
- The student’s teacher and the school team make decisions about which students in the school demonstrate the greatest need for services available.
During differentiated instruction, in both math and language arts, teaching assistants are in all classrooms to help provide small group instruction to students at students instructional levels. They work directly with the classroom teacher to best meet the needs of the students.
Reading tutoring occurs both inside and outside of the classrooms. Students needing additional help, receive one-on-one or small group research-based reading instruction from trained tutors up to 4 times per week.
Families with students participating in Title I are offer opportunities to gain additional skills and materials through family nights, and other parent activities offered by Title I during the school year.
Horizon Title I Coordinator:
(801) 264-7420 ext 5759