What is Title I?
Title I is a federally funded program designed to provide supplemental services to meet the special educational needs of students who are at risk of not meeting the Commonwealth of Virginia’s academic standards in Language Arts.
The goal of Title I at McHarg Elementary is to provide assistance to students in Language Arts for the purpose ensuring their success in the regular classroom.
What does Title I offer?
- extra instruction with a highly qualified reading specialist in Language Arts
- small group or individual instruction
- implementation of a variety of teaching methods and materials
- instruction planned to meet the needs of each child
How are children selected to receive Title I services?
- assessment results from PALS (Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening). PALS is used with children in 1st through 8th grades to identify students at risk of reading difficulties. This assessment is designed to measure children’s knowledge of important literacy fundamentals and can be used as a diagnostic tool to provide teachers with explicit information to help guide their teaching.
- running record level (a tool that helps teachers to identify patterns in student reading behaviors. These patterns allow a teacher to see the strategies a student uses to make meaning of individual words and texts as a whole.)
- teacher recommendation, including English as a second language status, attendance, comprehension skills, attention span, and level of functioning in the classroom.
- most recent report card grade in reading.