Fayetteville Elementary's Title I Information

  • What is Title I?

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    Title I is the largest federally funded program in education. It was signed into law in 1965 by President Lyndon Johnson.

    The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) or Title I was designed to help students having difficulties with reading by providing funds for extra academic help. Since its inception, Title I has gone through various changes, but it continues to provide instructional help for students experiencing academic difficulty. Funding is given directly to the schools and is based upon poverty levels.

    The reauthorization of Title I, the largest program in the ESEA, requires that schools and school districts provide funding and other resources to increase parent involvement in education.

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  • How do schools qualify for Title I?

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    Schools receive Title I services based on the number of students who qualify for free and reduced meals; therefore, be sure to complete the free and reduced lunch application.  Apply online by visiting our school’s website and clicking on the Food Service tab.

     

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  • How does Title I help my child and my family?

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    The Title I grant pays for extra books and materials that teachers can use to help your child learn.  In addition, Title I funding is used to pay for reading intervention specialists, who work with children to develop literacy skills.

    Title I Parent and Family Engagement money is used to buy resources and books that are sent home. It also pays for family events held during and after school.

     

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  • How are students selected to receive Title I services?

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    Children are selected based on various assessment results as well as from teacher recommendations.

    Assessments we use:

      • Kindergarten: Letter identification, Next Step in Guided Reading Assessment (NSGRA), Measures of Academic Progress (MAP; computerized assessment), sight words
      • 1st grade: NSGRA, MAP, sight words
      • 2nd - 5th grade: NSGRA, MAP

     

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  • What do Title I staff do with my child?

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    Title I staff conduct small group or individual reading interventions by either pushing into the classroom or pulling students out of the classroom.  Children partake in guided reading, word work, and writing.  Children see the following benefits from Title I reading interventions: 

    -Increased knowledge of letter identification and letter sound knowledge

    -Increased independence of reading strategies and comprehension strategies

    -Increased abilities in word patterns and spelling

    -Enhanced writing skills

     

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  • How do I communicate with the Title I staff?

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    Title I information is sent home via newsletters at least three times per year.  In addition, Title I staff will attend parent conferences and are available by telephone and through email.

    Consent forms for children who are seen by Title I staff will be sent home when interventions begin.  (Please sign and return these as soon as possible.)

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