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Title I

What is Title 1?

Title I Part A of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides financial assistance to districts and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. (Title I Part A - Federal Grant Programs)

 

Where is Title 1 offered in Reading?

Schools identified as receiving Title I financial support are determined by percentages of low-income families within the school enrollment. Currently, only Parker Middle School qualifies as receiving Title 1 assistance.  These enrollment numbers and family need change and identification of schools is reevaluated each school year.

 

How do students qualify for Title 1 support?

Each district must have a procedure outlining the process used in targeted assistance schools to identify students most at-risk of failing to meet achievement standards on the basis of multiple, educationally related, objective criteria established by the district and supplemented by the school. Reading has built a model of data review that looks at standardized assessments, attendance, historical performance, and academic skills.  Once students are identified as qualifying for Title 1 assistance, the school reaches out to families with the offer of support.  Focused title 1 support areas have been identified in ELA and Mathematics for grades 6 and 7.

 

Right to Know - Parker Middle School

As a school that receives federal Title I funds, you have the right to request the following information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers:

  • Whether your child’s teacher is licensed in the grade levels and subject areas they teach 

  • Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under an emergency license or waiver

  • The college degree and major of your child’s teacher

  • Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications?

If Parker Middle school parents/guardians want to request information about your child's teachers, please reach out to Principal Shankland.

 

Overview information from MA Department of Education:

 

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