Title I Information

Title I, Part A

What is Title I, Part A?

Title I, Part A is a federally funded program designed to support the successful academic achievement of economically disadvantaged students in reading and mathematics. More than 50,000 public schools across the country use Title I funds to provide additional academic support and learning opportunities to help low-achieving children master challenging curricula and meet state standards in core academic subjects. Alleghany County Public Schools use Title I, Part A funds to support extra instruction in reading and mathematics at four elementary schools and, beginning in 2009-2010, Clifton Middle School. All programs, except Mountain View Elementary School, are targeted assistance programs. Beginning in 2009-2010, Mountain View Elementary School will have a school-wide program model.

 

Which schools in Alleghany County are considered Title I, Part A schools?

 

Boiling Spring Elementary School
Callaghan Elementary School
Mountain View Elementary School
Sharon Elementary School
Clifton Middle School (new in 2009-2010)

 

What is the difference between a school wide program and a targeted assistance program?

Title I is designed to help students served by the program to achieve proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards. Title I schools with percentages of low income students of at least 40 percent may use Title I funds, along with other Federal, State, and local funds, to operate a "school-wide program" to upgrade the instructional program for the whole school. Title I schools with less than 40 percent low income students or that choose not to operate a school-wide program offer a "targeted assistance program" in which the school identifies students who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet the State's challenging academic achievement standards. Targeted assistance schools design, in consultation with parents, staff, and district staff, an instructional program to meet the needs of those students. Both school-wide and targeted assistance programs must use instructional strategies based on scientifically based research and implement parental involvement activities.

 

Links:

International Reading Association
http://www.reading.org/General/Default.aspx

Virginia State Reading Association
http://www.vsra.org/

PALS
http://pals.virginia.edu

Five Traits of a Successful Reading Program
http://ndreadon.utma.com/fivetraits.htm
Virginia Department of Education Title I, Part A Website
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/title1/index.shtml
Reading Resources from the International Reading Association
http://www.reading.org/InformationFor/Parents.aspx