We are accepting comments on our application to use federal Title One funds to support students who demonstrate difficulties with math and reading. Please direct comments to Mike Felton, Superintendent via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (207.372.6312).
As we have done for the past two years, we will use our federal Title One money to help fund the Title One teaching position. This person oversees and implements the Title One Program. This program serves as a RTI (Response to Intervention) Tier II framework at the St. George School and provides high quality, research based instruction and intervention based on individual student need. Students who do not make sufficient progress in the general education classroom, following Tier I interventions, will be provided individualized or small group supplemental instruction in literacy and mathematics through Title One. Assessment data will be used to monitor progress frequently to make informed decisions about instruction. The Title One process will also include parent notification for all students transitioning into Tier II for services and will provide them with progress reports each trimester.
In the fall, all students are benchmarked in math and reading using AimsWeb. Students who score in the 25th percentile or lower in math and reading are identified for Tier I services. We administer the NWEA MAP for math and reading in the spring. Students who score at or below the 20th percentile on the NWEA are identified for Tier I services as well. The Title One Teacher assists classroom teachers in designing, implementing, and tracking Tier I interventions.
Our goal is for 90% of Title One students to meet their growth goals on the NWEA MAP assessment in the area in which (Math or Reading) they receive Title One services.
Please submit comments by Monday, July 30 and thank you!