Title I Information

Title I Schoolwide Program

Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) provides supplemental financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. The goal of Schoolwide Title I is to ensure a high quality education for all students, particularly those who are low achieving on local and state academic achievement standards.

In SY2016 Attleboro services students in English Language Arts (ELA) at Hyman Fine and Willett, and ELA and Math at Studley, and Thacher.

The primary objectives of Title I is to:

  • Assist schools in meeting the goal of consistent growth in student achievement.
  • Support schools in the implementation of high quality, research-based literacy and math programs.
  • High quality education for all students
  • To provide staff professional development
  • To provide parents with parent involvement opportunities and strategies to support their children at home

Components of a Title I Schoolwide program are

  • Highly qualified teachers in all core content area classes
  • High quality and ongoing professional development for teachers, principals and paraprofessionals
  • Strategies to increase parent involvement
  • Title I supplemental small group instruction provides direct service instruction in ELA and/or Math to students working below grade level by highly qualified teachers and paraprofessionals.
  • Title I services are in addition to what students are receiving, not instead of.  The program is supplemental.

Components of Title I Parent Involvement:

  • A parent involvement plan is distributed each year
  • A parent/school compact is developed, distributed and signed by the school and the parents each year
  • An annual Title I parent meeting is held in the Fall to provide parents with key information regarding the school’s Title I program
  • Opportunities are provided for parent involvement workshops that provide training for parents
  • Spring needs assessment surveys are completed to receive feedback from all Title I parents

Getting Involved as Families

You can influence the success your child has in school by becoming an active participant in parent involvement activities. Attend school events, visit your child's classroom, volunteer, join PTO, attend parent/educator conferences and go to Title I workshops.

Research shows that the most accurate predictor of a student's achievement in school is not income or social status, but the extent to which that student's family gets involved in their education. You can become more involved by:

  • Creating a home environment that encourages learning
  • Expressing high (but not unrealistic) expectations for your children's achievement.
  • Become more involved in your child's education at school and in the community.
  • Have effective home/school communication by writing notes, phone calls, e-mails…etc.

See the link to the right for the Title 1 monthly newsletters.

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