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Title I-A Parent Meeting November 9, 2010 Elementary Principal & Title I Director Mary Wells What is Title I? Title I is a Federally funded program that provides additional academic support and learning opportunities for students at schools with high percentages of socioeconomically disadvantaged children. The program is intended to help ensure all students meet state academic standards. Goals of Title I Increase academic achievement Provide direct instructional supports to students Provide professional development for teachers Promote parent education and involvement What is the purpose of Title I-A? Meadows Valley School receives funding each year for the Title I program for students in grades Kindergarten through the 5th grade. The purpose of the Title I program is to ensure that each student at Meadows Valley, has a fair and equal opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach proficiency on the state required achievement tests. Several criteria are used to determine a student’s eligibility: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade 4th and 5th Grade Teacher Recommendation Teacher Recommendation Grades/Classroom Grades/Classroom Assessment Assessment Fall Idaho Reading Indicator 3rd Grade Spring Idaho (IRI) Score Reading Indicator (IRI) Score AIMSWeb Progress AIMSWeb Progress monitoring targets monitoring targets Reading ISAT Score of Below Basic or Basic What happens after students become eligible? Classroom instruction is provided by Highly Qualified Personnel using Research- Based materials Students receive additional small group targeted instruction 3 times per week Students progress is monitored and evaluated to ensure interventions are meeting students needs Progress Monitoring Letter Name Fluency Letter Sound Fluency Nonsense Word Fluency Reading Curriculum Based Measurement (RCBM) – Fluency MAZE Comprehension Probes Progress Monitoring The Power of Partnership! Between the School… Parents and Students District Wide Parental Involvement Policy As Required by the Idaho State Department of Education The school district will put into operation programs, activities, and procedures for the involvement of parents of Title I students consistent with section 1118 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The Title I Parent Involvement Policy Every Title I school, in collaboration with parents, must prepare a site level parent involvement policy. The Parent Involvement Policy describes how the school will involve the parents in an organized, ongoing and timely way in the planning and improvement of the Title I program at the school. District Wide Parental Involvement Policy Meadows Valley School District Wide Parental Involvement Plan was developed and adopted last year and is in effect for 3 years. Copies of the plan are available to you. You, as parents of Title I students, have a right to review the plan and recommend changes. Home/School Compact The Home/School Compact describes the responsibilities of the school, the parent, and the student from improved student achievement. The Home/School Compact (cont.) Developed in collaboration among parents, teachers, and students. Updated periodically. Distributed with Title I Parent Involvement Policy. You, as parents of Title I students, have a right to review the compact and recommend changes. School-Parent- Student Compact School and Teacher Responsibilities: To provide high quality curriculum and learning materials. To provide high quality instruction and assistance. To provide ongoing opportunities for communication between parents and teachers through : Annual parent-teacher conferences Frequent reports regarding your child’s progress Opportunities to talk with staff, volunteer in class, and observe classroom activities School-Parent- Student Compact Parent/Guardian Responsibilities: Encourage your child to attend school regularly. Encourage your child to show positive school behavior. Review your child’s homework. Read and respond to school communications. Monitor television watching and encourage positive use of your child’s extracurricular time. Volunteer in your child’s school and classroom if time or schedule permits. Attend parent-teacher conferences and participate, when appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of your child. School-Parent- Student Compact Student Responsibilities: To attend school daily. To demonstrate positive school behavior. To pay attention and ask for help, when needed. To talk to my teachers and parents about school problems and successes. To provide school communications to parents/guardians. To be prepared to learn. And to treat yourself and others with respect. http://mvsd11.org/parentinformation.html Parent Involvement Committee We are looking for volunteers to be a part of the Title I Parent Involvement Committee. If you are interested, please contact Mary Wells, Title I Director at 347-2411 or firstname.lastname@example.org Questions? Thank You for Coming!!!! Be sure to sign the sheet indicating that you were here tonight!