The Title I Program is a federally funded program. Our goal is to help
students improve their basic reading and math skills by supporting and
reinforcing classroom instruction. Most of our Title I services are
provided using an "in class" model.
Title I services are available for our PES students in grades 1-5. We
offer reading and math support as a supplement to classroom instruction.
Our tutoring sessions are offered 30 minutes daily, up to 5 times per
Children are often referred to the Title I Program based on state testing
results, RtI Team/Teacher recommendatin, and parent input. When a child
is referred to the program, a “Permission to Screen” form will be sent home,
along with a Title I Program brochure. With permission, the Title I staff
will screen the student for eligibility.
First grade students are given the SIGNPOSTS TEST. Students in grades 1-5
are given a STANFORD DIAGNOSTIC READING TEST (SDRT) for reading and a
STANFORD DIAGNOSTIC MATH TEST (SDMT) for math. The Title I staff will also
use the AIMSWeb ASSESSMENT tool to help monitor progress for students in
grades1-3 for the 2010-2011 school year.
A student with a score at or below the 45th percentile may be eligible for
Title I services. A student with a screening score in the 45th percentile
shows that 45% of children typically score lower than that student, and 55%
of children typically score higher. Pelham Elementary Title I services are
available for students with a percentile score at or below 45.
Parents are notified regarding testing results. Along with the test results
parents are given a “Permission to Participate” form. This form must be
signed and returned before Title I services can begin.
At the end of the school year we administer a STANFORD DIAGNOSTIC
TEST to each of our Title I students. The results of these tests will help
determine eligibility for services the following year. We also use these
scores to show growth and improvement over the course of the school
year. Parents are again notified of testing results with final paperwork
sent home at the close of the school year.