Title One

What is Title I?

  1. Title I is part of the No Child Left Behind legislation that provides supplemental federal funding for low achieving children in schools that provide free and reduced lunches for disadvantaged students.

  2. Title I is a program that provides extra academic support and learning opportunities for children farthest from meeting challenging state standards.

How does the money get to my school district?

  1. The money travels from the federal government to Indiana to Carmel Clay Schools and then to eligible schools within the district.

  2. Census data are used to determine the amount of Title I money the district receives.

How does Title I help schools?

  1. Title I helps schools by supplementing the regular education program and by helping students meet the Indiana Academic Standards.

Which students receive Title I services?

  1. Services to children are based on the academic needs of individual children, not on the socioeconomic level of a child or his/her family.

  2. These students may be served:

  • Migrant children

  • Children with limited English proficiency

  • Children who are homeless

  • Children with disabilities

  • Any child who is in academic need

What role do parents play?

  1. Parental involvement is an important component of Title I. Parents are needed for:

  • Planning

  • Policy

  • Participation

  • Partnering

  • Program Evaluation

What about accountability?

  • Title I requires states to develop standards and assessments that will challenge students served by Title I programs to perform to high levels.

  • Research suggests that high standards, when coupled with valid and reliable assessments and aligned support, can exert a powerful influence over what children are taught and how much they learn.

Reading Resources

A Child Becomes a Reader Grades K-3 

Helping Your Child Become a Reader

PBS Parents: Reading and Language

Resources for Hispanic Families

Orchard Park Elementary School employs certified teachers to coordinate a comprehensive reading intervention program for students in all grades.  Students are assessed with the AimsWeb reading fluency and comprehension test three times per year.  These results and other assessment information are used to identify students in need of extra assistance in reading.  The Reading Intervention teachers participate in providing these interventions, training certified and classified staff members in reading instruction and interventions, and working with students and families to improve reading habits at home and at school.