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Title I



To support the implementation of Arizona’s System of School Support in order to impact teaching and learning in K-12 classrooms so that all students achieve high academic success.  

Program Description
Title 1, under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), provides financial assistance to local educational agencies to meet the needs of all children at preschool, elementary, and secondary school levels. The purpose of Title 1 is to help all children achieve the state’s academic standards. This is accomplished through supplemental programs that consist of instructional services, school wide reform efforts, and increased involvement of parents in their children’s education.  

Guidelines for Student Identification
To determine students who are at risk in the area of reading, Granville Elementary uses student results from four primary indicators: DIBELS, Gates MacGinitie, AIMS, and Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI). After notifying parents of intent to DIBELS test, the entire student body is assessed using DIBELS three times a year: in August, December, and May. After the first week of school, newly enrolled students are tested within one week of enrolling using both DIBELS and SRI. Students whose DIBELS scores are at intensive and strategic levels, and/or Gates MacGinitie and SRI scores are below grade level, and/or scored in the Approaches or Falls Far Below categories on Aims are referred to the Title 1 Reading Specialist.  

Once parental permission to service has been granted, the student is enrolled in the Title 1 Reading Program and is scheduled to receive daily reading intervention in addition to the reading instruction provided by the grade level teacher. The student is then assessed using a phonics inventory and/or a structural analysis to determine deficit skills to drive instruction.  

Enrollment in the program ensures the student daily instruction using research-based strategies and materials by specifically trained staff, regular progress monitoring, and increased communication between school and home via the Title 1 staff members. Once students have met grade level reading goals and assessments indicate the at-risk condition has been mitigated, the student is exited from the program.