Frequently Asked Questions: This page contains answers to common
questions of students and parents.
- What is Title 1?
- How is the program developed?
- How are students selected to participate?
- What happens in Title 1?
What is Title 1?
Title 1 is a federally funded program. Schools across America
receive money from the government to aid children who have been
identified as needing help in achieving the state standards.
Presently, the funding that our school receives goes to Westbrook
Elementary and funds Extended Day Kindergarten and Reading
How is the program developed?
Each spring parents, teachers, and administrators are surveyed.
The information from these surveys is used in combination with
test scores and other data to determine which subject area our
Title program will focus on and which grade levels will receive
Title 1 service the following year.
How are students selected to participate?
Kindergarten students are selected based on their kindergarten
screening scores and a comprehensive literacy assessment. First
grade students are selected based on a comprehensive literacy
assessment, current reading level, and overall literacy
performance in the classroom.
Once a student has been identified as being eligible to receive
Title 1 service, the parents/guardians are notified of the
availability of this service for their child.
What happens in Title 1?
Students participating in Title 1 can receive one of two types of
The first type is Extended Day Kindergarten (EDK). Students
participating in Extended Day Kindergarten attend their regular
Kindergarten class for one half of the day and EDK the other
half. In EDK the children participate in small group and whole
group activities that focus on literacy.
First grade students can receive one-on-one tutoring through our
Reading Recovery program. Students identified for this program
meet daily for 30 minutes with a Reading Recovery teacher. This
individualized instruction can last for up to 20 weeks.
For more information about Title 1 please contact Westbrook
Elementary at (937)833-6796 and ask to speak to Mona Bailey.