Title I Program Definition:
Title I is a Federal aid program through which most Oregon school districts receive funding to provide supplemental instruction for those students who qualify. The allocation of funds for each school district is based on a legislative formula dependent upon the distribution of low-income children and state per-pupil expenditures. However, Title I services are provided for all children who qualify as needing assistance in language arts or mathematics regardless of income.
The Eugene School Districts Title I program is conducted during the regular school year and is dedicated to serving students in the elementary grades. Beginning with the primary grades, service is directed to students meeting specific selection criteria. Focused assessment throughout the school year provides an ongoing record of student progress, which enable our teachers to tailor instruction to meet the specific needs of each child.
Children are expected to achieve at a faster rate with the help and support of Title I instruction. This type of supplemental instruction helps students to improve their basic reading and mathematic skills.
Program Design & Delivery:
The Title I Program focuses on reading, math and/or language arts intervention and is designed to supplement services to students using a variety of models:
- Limited pullout, in which children are removed from their classrooms (usually on a daily basis) for a limited period of time for intensive instruction;
- In-class, in which Title I children receive extra assistance in the same setting and time period as their regular class.
Selection for participation in our Title I program is based on the following criteria:
- Teacher recommendation
- Parental input
- Class rank
- Performance on Standardized Tests
- Title I Reading/Math Tests
Every Title I teacher in the Eugene School District system is a certified/licensed teacher. Teachers participate in professional development activities throughout the school year designed according to specific standards, which include:
- Tiered to state content and student performance standards,
- Reflects current research on teaching and learning,
- Designed to have a positive impact on the teacher's performance in the classroom.
Eugene School District Schools seek the active participation of all Title I students' parents in improving their children's academic achievement. Parents are encouraged to communicate regularly with the Title I teachers to discuss the progress of their child. Parents are welcome to volunteer in the classroom to assist children as they sharpen their reading and math skills.
We encourage your help and assistance in a variety of ways:
- Participation in parent/teacher conference days scheduled throughout the school year
- Letters and notes to and from home
- Telephone conversations between parents and teachers
- Classroom helpers/aides
- Activities for families focused on reading, math, technology and language arts.
Parents play a key role in the success of their child especially in building necessary reading skills. Parents provide the strong foundation through encouragement, practice and appropriate setting which are all vital in student success. We thank you in advance for all of your help and assistance in working together with your child to help him/her succeed in school.
In accordance with recent federal legislation, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), school districts that receive Title I federal funds are required to notify parents of their right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child's teacher including degrees and certifications held and whether the teacher is certified in the area he/she is teaching. If you wish this information, please contact the principal at your child's building.
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