• child reading "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-2
    Academic Assessments
    1. AIMSweb Benchmark Test - below 25 percentile on local norms
    2. Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System
    3. Emergent Literacy Inventory (Kindergarten only)
     
    Additional Measures
    1. Teacher Recommendation
    2. Parent Recommendation
    3. Measures of Academic Progress (2nd grade only)
     
    3-5
    Academic Assessments
    1. AIMSweb Benchmark Test - below 25 percentile on local norms
    2. Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System
    3. PSSA - Below Basic and lower range of Basic (4th and 5th grades only) 
     
    Additional Measures
    1. Teacher Recommendation
    2. Measures of Academic Progress

Title I Staff

  • Mr. Daniel Vorhis
    Director of Education and Assessment

    dvorhis@pgsd.org

     
     
     
     

    Lower Pottsgrove Elementary

     

    Ms. Maura Lundstrom
    Reading Specialist

    mlundstrom@pgsd.org

      

    Ms. Michelle Horger
    Reading Specialist 
     
     
     
     

    Ringing Rocks Elementary

     

     
    District Reading Specialist

    Ms. Meganlyn Norris

    District Reading Specialist
     
    Mnorris@pgsd.org
     
     
    Mr. Rob Land
    Reading Specialist 

    robertland@pgsd.org

     

    Ms. Lauren Brittingham
    Reading Specialist 

    lbrittingham@pgsd.org

     


     

     

     

    West Pottsgrove Elementary

     
    Ms. Marianne Harrison
    Reading Specialist 

    mharrison@pgsd.org

     

    Ms. Meganlyn Norris
    District Reading Specialist 

    mnorris@pgsd.org

     

    Ms. Shandy Farin
    Reading Specialist  

    sfarin@pgsd.org