Title I Targeted Assistance Plan
Delaware Valley School District
Our primary goal is to provide reading support to students in our Title I schools. We hope to improve teaching and learning to enable these targeted students to meet the state academic standards. Our goal is to provide a well-rounded education to all students. Each fall all students in our Title I elementary schools are evaluated (three different age appropriate diagnostic measures) to determine which students will be served. Teacher and parent/family recommendations are also included.
Identified students are then offered Title I services.
Identified students include:
· Children identified as most at risk
· Any child who participated in Head Start within the previous two years
· Homeless children
Title I resources are used to help students meet challenging academic standards. Title I methods and instructional strategies to strengthen the academic program of the schools through activities that include:
In Class Professional
Development for faculty
Title I program and services are coordinated with the regular education program. Professional Development is provided by our Title I teachers to faculty, support staff, administration and parents. Title I teachers also provide programs and workshops for families.
The Delaware Valley School District (Local Educational Agency – LEA) assures:
· Title I program helps to accelerate, high quality curriculum
· Minimize the amount of time pulled out of the regular education classroom
· Monitor Title I students on an ongoing basis
Delaware Valley uses a combination of a pull-out and push-in model
· Title I students are removed from the classroom for supplementary reading support for 30-40 minutes per day 3-5 days per week.
· Title I teachers push into the regular education classroom to model instruction for the classroom teacher and/or provide small group support to students in the regular education classroom.
All teachers and instructional assistants working in a Title I school are appropriately state certified.
Title I teachers complete the Semi-Annual Certifications. No Title I reading teacher is 100% Title I but we complete the certifications and frequently update the documentation any time a Title I teacher’s schedule is modified. Title I teacher schedules are monitored and updated on a continual basis (as needed).
The Title I Targeted Assistance program in the Delaware Valley School District strives to provide a “well-rounded” education. Title I provides remedial and prekindergarten education to those students who have been identified as needing these services.
Some of the academic remedial reading programs include:
Reading Wonders – Wonder Works
Phonics for Reading
Each year we complete pre/post assessments to identify student growth.
Fiscal Requirements include:
Maintenance of Effort – level funding from year to year
Comparability – spending for DVSD Title I schools is compatible to non-Title I schools
Supplement vs. Supplant – allocation of per pupil expenditures is the same in the
absence of Title I funds.
1% of Title I funds are reserved for Family Engagement programs
Fall and spring open house and workshop programs are offered to families
Family Programs include:
Explanation of the screening and placement process
Review of the Parent Compact
Parent input on the Title I plan
Hands on activities/training