What is Title I Reading?
Title I is a federal program that provides funding to local school districts. At ADM the goal of Title I is to provide specialized reading instruction to students who are most at risk of not meeting the literacy standards. A specially trained literacy teacher delivers this supplementary instruction outside of the general education classroom. Students will meet individually or in small groups for 15-30 minutes per day.
Who can be served in Title I Reading?
Title I serves students who, for a variety of reasons, are reading below grade level expectations.
How is a student selected to participate in Title I Reading?
At any time during the school year a student may begin in a Title I group. Students can be selected to participate in a group based on teacher recommendations, classroom observations, and district assessments.
What are the possible outcomes for students who have participated in Title I?
- Students who have made accelerated growth and have reached proficiency for their grade level can be dismissed from Title I at any time throughout the school year. These students will continue to receive core curriculum instruction in their classroom and be closely monitored for further growth. They can re-enter a group at any time if needed.
- Students who do not make accelerated growth could be referred for a more intensive intervention. This could include 1:1 instruction or Reading Recovery (1st grade only).
- Students who are achieving significantly below their peers after many interventions have been put in place may be recommended to be evaluated for special education services.