Title 1 Program
What is Title I? Title I is a federal program that provides qualified Humboldt elementary students with additional reading instruction. The students who qualify just need extra time and they receive Tier 2 Supports within a small group setting with a certified Title 1 Reading Instructor who diagnosis and targets the specific gaps found in reading.
The goals of the Title program strive to provide an environment that:
a. Promotes a positive attitude toward reading
b. Improves student achievement in reading/writing
c. Builds students’ self-esteem and confidence
d. Enables parents to be reading partners with their child
How does a child qualify for Title I? Several different criteria are used to qualify a student. Although standardized test scores must be used for students in third and fourth grades, other criteria are used in addition. Teacher recommendations, parent recommendations, student screening information from Fast Bridge and other student data are used to determine eligibility for Title I services. At Mease and Taft students go to the Title I room each day for additional instruction in reading. The student may come individually or with a small group of students for more intensive instruction to students who need it.
A variety of instructional materials and method are used to develop competence in the following areas:
- Phonemic awareness
- Phonics and decoding
- Vocabulary development
- Reading Fluency
- Reading comprehension strategies
Student progress is monitored throughout the year and adjustments to the program are made as necessary. When a student’s reading achievement reaches their appropriate grade level, the student is dropped from the program if the Title I teachers and the classroom teacher feels the student no longer needs the extra support.