Frequently Asked Questions: This page contains answers to common questions from students and parents.
- How Do I Find Out How My Child Is Doing In Title I?
- What Are The Quarterly Progress Reports?
- How Does A Child Become Eligible For Title I Services?
- Is the 45th Percentile A Failing Grade?
- What Will My Child Be Missing In Class By Attending Title I Extra Help?
- What Exactly is Done During Title I Tutoring?
- What is the Learning Compact?
How Do I Find Out How My Child Is Doing In Title I?
While we do distribute quarterly progress reports, it is understandable
that parents may like to hear how their children are doing more often
than once a quarter.
Feel free to contact the Title I Coordinator/ Program Manager with any
questions or concerns regarding the Title I Program, at 635-8875.
Our Title I staff will be available for questions and introductions at
parent information sessions and open house events. We welcome and
encourage parent involvement. Title I staff will be available to make
appointments with our Title I families for individual conferences and
What Are The Quarterly Progress Reports?
We provide quarterly progress reports that go home with the classroom
teacher's report cards. Each Title I Tutor is in constant communication with
their cooperating classroom teachers. Our Title I Progress Reports offer a
summary of our tutorial sessions and observations.
How Does A Child Become Eligible For Title I Services?
A Classroom Teacher has the option to refer a student to Title I. Once
a referral is made, a permission to screen slip will go home. When the
permission slip is signed and returned, a norm referenced standardized
test will be administered. With a score at or below the 45th percentile
a student may be eligible for services. A permission to participate slip
will be sent home. Once the permission slip is signed and returned, the
child will be rank ordered for Title I services.
Is the 45th Percentile A Failing Grade?
No, the 45th percentile score is very different from receiving a 45% on a
test. A percentile score shows what percentage of our nation's children
generally score the same as the child who took the test. If a student
scores in the 45th percentile it means that 45 percent of children typically
score below this student and 55 percent of children typically score above
Title I is considered a remedial reading program for struggling readers.
The 50th percentile represents an average score. A score below the 45th
percentile would signify below average, which is our target population.
What Will My Child Be Missing In Class By Attending Title I Extra Help?
This question can be best answered by each classroom teacher. Title I
services are offered as a supplemental service only, never as supplant
service. While receiving Title I services students will not miss any
direct classroom instruction during reading or math.
What Exactly is Done During Title I Tutoring?
The Title I Tutor will coordinate each lesson according to what is being taught
in the classroom. We often use the same reading series that the child is exposed
to in the classroom. We also augment our lessons with researched based, Title I
materials, to best suit the needs of our students.
What is the Learning Compact?
A LEARNING COMPACT is a contract among students, parents, and educators
involved in the Title I program.
The NH Department of Education has this to say about the learning compact:
Each school served under [Title 1, Part A] shall jointly develop with
parents for all children served... a school-parent compact that outlines how
parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility
for improved student achievement and the means by which the school and
parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the
State's high standards."