What is Title One support? Title One is a federally funded program that provides financial assistance through state agencies to local school districts and schools which have high percentages of economically disadvantaged children. The purpose of Title One programming is to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Title One reaches about 12.5 million students enrolled in both public and private schools. Title One funds may be used for children from Preschool age through High School. More simply put, Allen Elementary School receives federal monies that come to us through the Michigan Department of Education based on the number of students enrolled at Allen who receive free and reduced lunch. -Schools receiving Title One funding must focus their services on students who are at the highest risk of failing to meet state academic standards. -Students are identified as Title One recipients by Ann Arbor report card data, State mandated testing (MSTEP), and NWEA data. -Title One funds can support extra instruction in the academic areas of reading, mathematics, writing, science, and social studies. Who receives Title One support? Any student who meets the Title One Entrance Criteria may be eligible to receive Title One support. This support is usually targeted to students who are struggling in reading, math, and/or writing. The students who receive Title One support do not have to receive free and reduced lunch. How long does a student receive Title One support? The Title One student list is very fluid. Students are constantly being assessed, and those who reach academic outcomes are released from the program. Students stay on caseload until they meet the exit criteria. Who provides Title One support at Allen Elementary School? Allen Elementary School qualifies for a 1.0 FTE Title One Teacher. Denise Murphy is the full-time Title One Teacher. In addition, Allen School has chosen to use a significant portion of its Title One funds to hire tutors to provide additional support to students. Lori Johnson is the Title One tutor working with Allen’s students. What does Title One look like at Allen School? The Title One teacher and tutor provide many different types of support as determined by the student's needs and the classroom schedule. A student can be “pulled out” individually or in small groups to work on a specific area of concern or the Title One teacher or tutor can “push in” to a classroom to assist a student or students during instructional time. Title One staff re-teach and re-assess outcomes in all areas. In addition, Title One support includes lunchtime IXL math and ELA tutoring in partnership with U-M’s Pi Beta Phi sorority, a school-year book lending program, the Super Summer Success reading program, summertime tutoring and various evening programs throughout the school year.
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