Title 1 - Frequently Asked Questions~How does a school get to be Title I?
Schools receive funding based on the percentage of students who receive Free and Reduced Meals.
~My child does not receive Free and Reduced Meals; how can he/she get Title I services?
As a school, we qualify for Title I FUNDING based on the percentage of students who receive Free and Reduced Meals. Admission into Title I services is solely based on a student’s academic performance. Anyone is eligible if they qualify academically. (Economic status is not a consideration.)
~Is there a stigma attached to Title I?
No. Title I helps students, teachers and parents. The program can help a child do better in school and feel better about themselves. It can help teachers understand the needs and concerns of students and parents. Additionally, the Title I program can help parents understand their child and be more involved in the child’s education.
~If my child gets Title I now does that mean they will always get Title I?
No. Each year school staff members revisit and review the procedures and criteria to determine which students qualify for Title I services. Students may even be dismissed from Title I during a school year if they are performing well.
~When does my child receive Title I services?
Students do not come out of Reading or Math classes. Most students are scheduled during Specials, before or after-school, Science/Social Studies or Language Arts for 20 – 30 minutes.
~What benefits are provided through Title I services?
- Home-school Coordinator
- Parent Resource Center
- Summer School
- Materials of Instruction
~What criteria were used to identify students?
- State and County Assessments
- Reading Level
- Unit Tests
- Story Tests
- Teacher/Parent Recommendation
~What process is used to identify students?A minimum of three criteria are established and a point value is determined for each criterion. Points are then given to each student based on their data. For example:
Unit Test Average in Math 60% or below = 4 points
61% - 80% = 2 points81% or above = 0 points
Once a student’s points are determined based on their data and the established criteria, students are ranked from highest to lowest points. Students are then identified based on greatest need (highest points and teacher input).
~Why do some students receive both reading and math services and some only receive math or reading?
Students benefit from Title I services based on academic need. If students qualify in both areas they will receive tutoring in both reading and math. However, they may only qualify in one content and not the other. If this is the case they may receive tutoring in only math OR reading.