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Title I Annual Meeting Family Engagement in Prince William County Schools. What Is Title I?. Government money: Federal Grant in operation since 1965 Schools with a high number of children who get free and reduced lunch Extra help for reading, writing and math.

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what is title i
What Is Title I?
  • Government money: Federal Grant in operation since 1965
  • Schools with a high number of children who get free and reduced lunch
  • Extra help for reading, writing

and math

what is a schoolwide program
What is a Schoolwide Program?
  • Title 1 resources are combined with schoolwide programs to improve instruction.
  • Title 1 teachers may work with
    • Students
    • Teachers
    • Parents
    • After school programs
what is a schoolwide program1
What is a schoolwide program?
  • Schoolwide plan is developed with
    • Administrators
    • Teachers
    • Parents

to decide how the Title 1 resour

resources are used.

what is annual measurable objectives amo
What is Annual Measurable Objectives (AMO)?
  • Under Federal Law,
    • Schools are expected to have a certain % of students pass the Reading and Math SOL’s.
    • Gap Groups
    • Sub Groups
what is a gap group
What is a Gap Group?

Gap Groups are students in Virginia who are at risk for underachieving.

Gap Group 1 – Students With Disabilities, English Language Learners and Economically Disadvantaged

Gap Group 2 – Black Students

Gap Group 3 – Hispanic Students

what is a sub group
What is a Sub Group?

There are six sub groups in Virginia.

  • All students
  • White
  • Asian
  • English Language Learners
  • Students with Disabilities
  • Economically Disadvantaged
what is a school report card
What is a School Report Card?
  • The School Report Card explains how the school is performing.
  • Every school in PWC has a School Report Card.
  • A School Report Card is listed on the Title 1 school fusion page under VDOE Report cards: http://www.pwcs.titleone.schoolfusion.us/
how will vdoe report on low performing schools
How will VDOE report on low performing schools?
  • Priority Schools – 5% of low performing schools in Virginia.
  • Focus Schools – 10% of schools in Virginia with large gaps in performance.
  • Safeguard School - All schools in Virginia that do not meet all of the AMO’s in reading and math.
what are the school s responsibilities
What are the school’s responsibilities?
  • Provide a safe and friendly learning environment.
  • Meet state goals in reading, writing and math

using this curricula:

-Virginia Standards of Learning


-PWCS’ Language Arts curriculum


-PWCS’ Mathematics curriculum


what are the school s responsibilities1
What are the school’s responsibilities?
  • Communicate with and involve parents.
  • Send progress reports.
  • Assess and meet your child’s needs.
what reading assessments are used
What reading assessments are used?

Grades K-2

  • Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA)
  • Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS)
  • Letter identification
  • Sight word tests
  • Sentence dictation

Grades 3-5

  • DRA
  • Qualitative Reading Inventory (QRI)
what do we assess in math
What do we assess in math?

Grades K-2

Numeral recognition

Counting and sequencing


Concept of `ten’

Addition and subtraction

Grades 3-5


Partitioning numbers




how do we help parents
How do we help parents?
  • Send monthly newsletters.
  • Meet with parents:
    • Parent Meetings
    • Family Nights
    • Parent/Teacher Conferences
why should parents be involved
Why should parents be involved?
  • Parents are equal partners.
  • Parents’ ideas are valued.
  • Parents learn how to help their children at workshops.
  • Parents will be better informed

about their child’s progress

and school activities.

how do parents get involved
How do parents get involved?
  • Help create School-Parent Compact.
  • Communicate your ideas through surveys.
  • Come to school events and activities:
    • Family Nights
    • Annual Meetings
    • Conferences
    • Classrooms
    • PTO/PTA
    • Advisory Council
    • PEP Meetings
what is a family engagement policy
What is a Family Engagement Policy?
  • A Family Engagement Policy is made by the school, the community, and parents to describe how parents and teachers help children with learning.
  • You can find the Family Engagement Policy in the Title I rooms, the office, and on school and county websites.
  • If you want to make changes to the policy, contact the Title 1 teacher

at your school.

how can parents help at home
How can parents help at home?
  • Send your child to school every day.
  • Check backpacks, agenda, or folder.
  • Talk to your child.
  • Be sure homework is completed.
  • Read and write every day.
  • Practice math every day.
how do we help students at school
How do we help students at school?
  • Individual lessons
  • Small group lessons
  • Whole class lessons
  • Reading and Math Recovery
what are students learning
What are students learning?
  • Reading for meaning
  • Writing to communicate thinking
  • Math for problem-solving
how is student progress shared
How is student progress shared?
  • Communication between Title I and classroom teachers
  • Progress Reports
  • Conversations with parents:
    • Phone calls
    • Notes sent home
    • Conferences
    • E-mails
    • Home visits
what happens when parents are involved
What happens when parents are involved?

Research says children of involved parents:

  • have better grades
  • come to school more
  • are good school citizens
  • get along better with


  • graduate
  • go to college and/or get more

training after high school