What is Title I? Title I is a federally funded program. The federal government uses a formula based on the number of students that qualify for free and reduced lunches to determine the amount of money each school receives towards their Title I program each year. Any student in the building may qualify for Title I services.
The program provides ongoing, intensive reading interventions in a small group setting. Students are seen in Title I five times a week for 30 minute sessions. While students are working in Title I, they do not miss any new instruction from their homeroom teachers. Our goal in Title I is to provide students with additional opportunities to practice and build their confidence in specific reading skills.
How does a child qualify for Title I services? Several factors are involved when determining a child’s eligibility for Title I. Before a student enters the program, we consider his/her DIBELS, NWEA, and Reading test scores, as well as teacher &/or parent referrals. If your child is selected to receive instruction in Title I, an introductory letter will be sent home to inform you of his/her participation. Students may remain in the program as long as it benefits their reading, and will be eligible to exit at any point during the year once consistent improvements have been documented.