Title I Program
In contrast to a schoolwide Title I program, Hawthorne is a targeted-assistance school. Title I funds are used in the following ways:
*To provide services to eligible children identified by the school as failing or most at risk of failing to meet the common core standards
*To supplement services that would be provided by nonfederal sources in the absence of Title I funds
*To support instructional strategies that are proven to be effective and strengthen the core curriculum
Record keeping is mandated to ensure that Title I funds are spent on Title I eligible students and resources. Additionally, the LEA/, Local Education, Agency, is required to select two measures to use for identification of students to determine eligibility of students in fourth through eighth grade . For 2017-2018,CAASPP, and the STAR 360 assessments will be used to identify students in need of academic intervention. Students in fourth through eighth grade who score a level 1, Standard Not Met, on the CAASPP, and STAR 360 are eligible to receive Title I support. Teachers in Kindergarten through third grade recommend students for Title I academic assistance. Teachers in Kindergarten through third grade use the STAR 360 and other classroom assessments to support their recommendation.
There must be on-going progress monitoring to track students’ progress, and provide opportunities for students to exit the program at any point during the school year. To this end, all students will be given the STAR 360 assessment at each reporting period to ensure that students receiving Title I support have the opportunity to exit the program if he/she has demonstrated proficiency in the designated subject area. This also ensures that new students have the opportunity to receive Title I support if he/she is no longer achieving grade level standards. At the end of each school year, all students are exited from the program as eligibility must be determined at the beginning of every school year.
Students in Kindergarten through third grade are not required to meet the same criteria for eligibility. Teachers may recommend students in Kindergarten through third grade for Title I support. While standardized assessments are not required, it is best practice to have data to support the teacher’s recommendation.
Parental involvement policies and parent education opportunities are required components of the Title I program. Parents must accept/decline Title I support offered by the school in writing. Parents have the right to request information regarding the qualifications of the teachers and instructional assistants working with their child. Additionally, we require a signed home-school compact, which is jointly developed with parents.
Parents will receive notification of their child’s progress through the STAR 360 Parent Report.
Title I Services
Title I support must be supplemental, and not supplant core instruction. Title I funds are used this year for providing supplemental math support in grades K-6. However, some funds were allocated for the ELA support through Lexia licenses. Eligible students are offered push-in support provided by a Title I funded employee during the instructional time, or have pull-out support during a non-core instructional time including after-school assistance where the student receives remediation in the designated subject area.
Title I Staff
Jill Bakhsh- Title I Coordinator- firstname.lastname@example.org
Viviana Ostrzega- TK-5 Math Club Teacher- email@example.com
Jeff Harris- Middle School Extended Day Math Teacherfirstname.lastname@example.org
Title I Curriculum/Products
Do the Math- Marilyn Burns
Math Facts in a Flash – Renaissance program
Lexia – an adaptive reading program for students at all grade levels