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Title I

Parent Involvement Policy
 
Montour School District’s Title I program is an early intervention model that uses multiple criteria to select students with the greatest academic need in the area of Reading in Kindergarten through fourth grade. The implementation and design of the program is the responsibility of the Federal Program Coordinator, principal, Title I teacher(s), regular school staff, ESL staff, special education staff and the parents of Title I students.
 
Montour School District implements a Title I program including reading programs during school and math programs after school.
 
Purpose
 
The purpose of a Title I targeted assisted program is to help children in poverty meet high standards by assuring that supplemental services are provided to identified Title I students.
  • Meet the challenging high standards and content set by the state and local schools
  • Succeed in the regular program
  • Attain proficiency as measured by challenging state exams
  • Improve achievement in basic and more advanced skills
 
Title I Student Selection
 
All students are screened using the Dynamic Indicator of Basic Literacy Skills (DIBELS Next) assessment, 3 times a year. Based on that screening and other testing information such as language arts benchmark tests, PSSAs, and teacher recommendation, students will be selected based on intensity of need.
 
 
Program Facilitation
 
Students that fall in the intensive range in grades K-4 will receive an intensive small group intervention for a minimum of 120-minutes per week in addition to their core language arts instruction. Intervention curricula are all evidence based curriculum and align to the content being facilitate in the classroom. For more information on the Leveled Literacy Intervention Program pleases visit:
 
 
Resource Links:
 

Notice of Annual Title I Parent Meeting

Wednesday, January 24, 2017 (Title I Parent Breakfast)

TBA - Spring (Title I Parent Evening Meeting)

 

Link to State Standards

PA State Academic Standards for English Language Arts Grades Pre K-5

http://static.pdesas.org/content/documents/PA%20Core%20Standards%20ELA%20PreK-5%20March%202014.pdf

 

List of Assessments and Their Purpose

Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test

The Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test is designed to assess student reading levels throughout the course of their education. Aligned with state and national reading standards (Common Core Standards), these exams were created to determine overall reading ability, specifically in the areas of decoding, phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension.

The tests are user-friendly, and have long been considered one of the most favored and reliable among formal Reading Assessment exams. Normed against national standards, teachers are able to compare individual students and/or classes to groups of students at the same grade level across the United States. On a day-to-day, practical basis, the Gates-Macginitie Reading Tests allow educators to assess their students’ progress, form homogenous reading groups within a classroom, and keep parents informed as to their child’s short and long-term progress by providing objective, quantitative data.

http://mylearningspringboard.com/gates-macginitie-reading-test/

 

Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)

The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) are a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills from kindergarten through sixth grade. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy and early reading skills.

https://dibels.org/dibels.html

 

Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA)

The annual Pennsylvania System School Assessment is a standards-based, criterion-referenced assessment which provides students, parents, educators and citizens with an understanding of student and school performance related to the attainment of proficiency of the academic standards.

http://www.education.pa.gov/K-12/Assessment%20and%20Accountability/PSSA/Pages/default.aspx#tab-1

 

Star 360

Star Reading, a leading computer-adaptive assessment for grades K–12, identifies which skills and sub-skills your students know, and which skills they’re ready to work on next. 

https://www.renaissance.com/products/assessment/star-360/star-reading-skills/

 

How to Monitor Student Progress

Skyward

https://skyward.iscorp.com/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsedumontourpa/seplog01.w

 

Link for Parent Resources
 

Title I Parent Resource Center Order Form

http://www.spac.k12.pa.us/text/Parent%20Resource%20Order%20Form%202017.pdf

Great Literacy Websites and Apps for Parents and Kids

http://www.education.pa.gov/Teachers%20-%20Administrators/Federal%20Programs/LiteracyLife/Pages/Websites.aspx#tab-1

 

Parent Surveys

Available Spring 2018

 

How Parents Can Get Involved in Their Child's Education

Parent Advisory Committee

Attendance at Title Parent Meetings

Attending School Parent Teacher Conferences

Volunteering for Montour Elementary School based activities

 

Transition Plan and Schedule of Activities