Title 1 Reading and Math
The U.S. Department of Education provides supplemental funding to local school districts to meet the needs of at-risk and low income students. Title 1 is the nation’s oldest and largest federally funded program, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Originally, the idea of Title 1 was enacted in 1965 under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This policy committed to closing the achievement gap between low-income students and other student. The policy was rewritten in 1994 to improve fundamental goals of helping at-risk students. With the
implementation of No Child Left Behind, schools must make adequate yearly progress on state testing and focus on best teaching practices in order to continue receiving funds.
Title I is a federally-funded program that is designed to offer additional help to students who struggle in reading, math or other academic areas. At Central Lake Elementary through Title I, students can receive remedial reading and math services in order to improve their skills. We utilize classroom and District assessment data to determine areas of individual student need. We utilize the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) and the AIMSweb benchmark assessments three times per year to assess all students grades K-5. The Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) is used to assess all K-5 students in the Fall and Spring of each school year. In the Elementary we use the DIBELS and Quick Phonics Screener (QPS) to progress monitor all students in Title 1, Special Education and our Academy classes. Our Title I students meet with a Title I teacher four to five times per week for 15-20 sessions in which the focus is on the individual students area of academic need.