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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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Title I Annual MeetingFamily 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

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 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)?

  • 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?

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?

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?

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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 responsibilities?

  • Communicate with and involve parents.

  • Send progress reports.

  • Assess and meet your child’s needs.

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?

Grades K-2

Numeral recognition

Counting and sequencing


Concept of `ten’

Addition and subtraction

Grades 3-5


Partitioning numbers




How do we help parents?

  • Send monthly newsletters.

  • Meet with parents:

    • Parent Meetings

    • Family Nights

    • Parent/Teacher Conferences

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?

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • Individual lessons

  • Small group lessons

  • Whole class lessons

  • Reading and Math Recovery

What are students learning?

  • Reading for meaning

  • Writing to communicate thinking

  • Math for problem-solving

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?

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

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