What are Academic Support Services funded by Title I?
High-quality curriculum and instruction in math and reading in a supportive and effective learning environment using:
- Leveled materials
- Additional instruction in the appropriate environment for each student
- On-going communication between academic support teachers and classroom teachers
- Reinforcement and extension of classroom strategies
Who is a Student in need of Academic Support?
- Qualifies for support based on criteria as set by the school district
- Identified as “at risk” of not meeting state standards
How are students identified?
Multiple measures that include the following:
- Objective criteria based on data developed by the school district
- Educationally related to math and reading
- If preschool – grade 2: may include judgment of teacher, interviews with parents, and other developmentally appropriate means
When are parents notified?
- Letters of eligibility are sent home in September with criteria
- Service begins immediately
- Parents are contacted throughout the school year concerning student progress
Components of Our Academic Support Program:
- Use of effective methods and instructional strategies based on educational research, such as, extended learning time, small group instruction, multi-sensory approaches
- Coordinates with general education program
- Uses highly qualified teachers trained in math and reading strategies
- Includes parental involvement
- Coordinates with other support services within the district such as, speech and language, special education and ESL program