WHAT IS TITLE I?
As described on the US Department of Education website: “Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.”
Early Light Academy is designated as a targeted assistance Title One school program.
Title I is based on three important ideas:
- 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.
- 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 evidence-based practices to help students who are failing or who are at risk of failing in school.
- Parents are partners in helping all students achieve. They have the right to participate in their school’s Title I program, and a responsibility to help their children succeed in school.
HOW PARENTS CAN PARTICIPATE
- Parents can serve on the School Community/Land Trust Committee 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 RISE results, will be accessible to each family via the SIS system, or provided in hard copy as requested.
HOW YOUR CHILD CAN PARTICIPATE
Students are identified for additional help in the following ways:
- Below proficient scores on end-of-year state assessments
- Below grade level performance on assessments for reading such as Acadience Reading
- Below grade level performance in math on Acadience Math and/or ELA School/ District Benchmark Assessments
- Below grade level performance on classroom level 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.
Reading Intervention occurs both inside and outside of the classrooms. Students needing additional help, receive one-on-one or small group evidence-based reading instruction from trained para-educators up to 4 times per week.
SCHOOL REPORT CARD
PARENT INVOLVEMENT POLICIES: