What Is Title I ?
Title I is a federally-funded, general education support program. We use this funding, along with other sources, to provide math and reading support geared toward increasing student achievement.
Students receive supplemental practice and instruction with a certificated teacher. Small groups or individuals meet for approx. 20 minutes, 4 times a week. Students do not meet on Mondays due to our early dismissal schedule. The classroom is Room 221, across from the Sakai office, next to our library.
Children who participate are those students who, for a variety of reasons, have fallen behind their peers in reading or math. The purpose of Title I is to help them catch up to grade level and succeed in the classroom.
Students meet during a time which will not impact math or language arts classroom instruction.
What are the goals?
- To identify specific reading/math skill challenges for each eligible student.
- To supplement classroom instruction with remediation and practice which will enable students to meet WA State Standards.
- To help each student acquire the skills and automaticity needed to be successful in the classroom environment.
- To develop a positive attitude and self-confidence by providing success.
- To foster an enjoyment of math and reading, to make it relevant to students’ lives, and to encourage reading as a leisure activity.
What is the identification process?
Every Sakai student is screened in the fall to determine his or her reading & math levels. We use these scores, the state SBA scores, and other informal assessments to identify which students require additional help. Students are monitored throughout the school year to measure progress.
What will be learned?
The instructional goals and materials are selected to reinforce classroom instruction, and to build self-confidence. The Title I teacher provides reteaching and continued practice of the material initially presented by the classroom teacher, which strengthens the foundation required to be successful throughout the regular education curriculum.
How does a student exit the program?
The Title I teacher and the classroom teacher regularly evaluate students in the program to ensure a successful progression through our curriculum. Students may be eligible to exit the program at any time during the year when assessments indicate that their skills and classroom performance show they no longer need additional instruction.
Parents may opt-out of Title I services on the notification letter, but we encourage them to first discuss it with the classroom teacher at Fall parent-teacher conferences.
Who can I contact for more information?
Ruth Schmidt, Sakai Title I Reading & Math Intervention