"The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn." ~ John Lubbock
What is Title I?
Title I is a 100% federally funded supplemental educational program that provides assistance to local school districts to improve educational opportunities for students who are experiencing difficulty in reading and in math. Title I programs are designed to help children meet the content and performance standards in reading and in math. The Pennsylvania State System of Assessment is one way to evaluate the success of the Title I program.
What will Title I do for my child?
The Title I program will provide your child with extra educational support and instruction beyond the regular classroom. During Tier Time, a 35 minute instructional block, Title I students receive small group intervention in a small group setting outside the classroom. No new instruction takes place during tier time, so students do not miss any new learning while they attend their tier time. All instructional groups are determined by student need. This instruction is provided by reading specialists, teachers specializing in math, trained Title I Intervention Tutors, and in some cases, classroom teachers.
How are students identified for Title I services?
The following are the criteria used for identifying students for eligibility for Title I Reading services at all three elementary schools. To qualify for Title I Reading services, a student must present a concern on three criteria. Two of the criteria must be Academic Assessments. Additional Assessment Measures can provide one criteria used to qualify a student Title I Reading.K-2Academic Assessments1. AIMSweb Benchmark Test - below 25 percentile on local norms2. Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System3. Emergent Literacy Inventory (Kindergarten only)Additional Measures1. Teacher Recommendation2. Parent Recommendation3. Measures of Academic Progress (2nd grade only)3-5Academic Assessments1. AIMSweb Benchmark Test - below 25 percentile on local norms2. Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System3. PSSA - Below Basic and lower range of Basic (4th and 5th grades only)Additional Measures1. Teacher Recommendation2. Measures of Academic Progress
Title I Staff
Mr. Daniel VorhisDirector of Education and Assessment
Lower Pottsgrove ElementaryMs. Maura LundstromReading SpecialistMs. Michelle HorgerReading Specialist
Ringing Rocks Elementary
District Reading Specialist
Ms. Meganlyn NorrisDistrict Reading SpecialistMnorris@pgsd.orgMr. Rob LandReading SpecialistMs. Lauren BrittinghamReading Specialist
West Pottsgrove ElementaryMs. Marianne HarrisonReading SpecialistMs. Meganlyn NorrisDistrict Reading SpecialistMs. Shandy FarinReading Specialist