Title I

Title I School-Wide Program Annual Review

2015-2016

 

The Title I Program Planning Team held an Annual Review on May 16, 2016. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the 2015-2016 school-wide Title I Program and revise the plan for 2016-2017.

 

Planning Team:

Wayland Heath Elementary Principal

Melanie Baer Reading Specialist

Melissa Hinish Reading Specialist

Morgan Stoudnour Reading Specialist

Eva Sichko Elementary Math Support

Brenda Winfield Elementary Math Support

 

The following is the agenda and meeting notes from the Annual Review meeting.

  • This annual review should answer two general questions:
  1. Was the program implemented as intended?
  2. Was there improvement in student achievement, particularly the lowest-performing students?
  • Did we meet our goals from our 2015-2016 School-wide Title I Plan?
    • Goal #1:
      • PSSA Scores will improve in all subject areas as a result of the implementation of a school-wide program.
      • Team Conclusion on Goal #1:
        • PSSA scores were not available as of the meeting date. More information will be available at the start of the 2016-2017 school year.
    • Goal #2
      • Classroom teachers and Title I teachers will focus instruction based on test data. Instruction and groupings will be adjusted periodically to reflect data collected throughout the school year.

 

  • Team Conclusion on Goal #2
    • The data collected throughout the school year was an integral part of the Title I Program. Data was collected using AIMSweb assessments in both ELA and Mathematics. Data was collected in the form of Running Records, Sight Word Recognition, Letter Recognition,and Problem Solving Assessments. The data was used to inform instruction, develop lessons, adjust student groupings, and develop Guided Reading groups in Kindergarten through fourth grade. The team continued to implement data binders during the 2015-2016 school year that was shared with classroom teachers and copies of individual student data was sent home to parents. The team concluded that the data collection is very beneficial and should continue to be part of the program in the future.

 

  • Goal #3
    • Classroom teachers and Title I teachers will communicate with one another regularly, will plan lessons collaboratively, and co-teach with one another in the regular education classrooms to increase the achievement of all students.

 

  • Team Conclusion on Goal #3
    • Classroom teachers and Title I teachers were able to communicate and co-teach in the regular education classrooms throughout the school year. Guided Reading sessions were held on a daily basis and teachers worked as a team to ensure students were reading at their level daily. The Guided Reading sessions and co-teaching sessions helped to reduce the student to teacher ratio in each classroom on a daily basis. Teachers reviewed data binders regularly and adjusted instruction according to student needs. The team recommends that time should continue to be devoted to data analysis and collaboration between classroom teachers, reading specialists, and math support personnel.
  • Review Parent Surveys
  • Strengths of Our Current Program
    • Daily Guided Reading sessions
    • Focus on Open-Ended Responses at all grade levels in both ELA and Math
    • AIMSweb Assessments / AIMSweb Data Analysis
    • Daily Warm-Ups
    • CDT
    • Fresh Reads
    • First In Math
    • Quarterly Newsletters
    • Ability to work with any student in the school.
    • Flexibility for whole group instruction or small group pull-out based on need.
    • Co-teaching in regular education classrooms.
    • Ability to provide PSSA enrichment.
    • Monthly “Failing Student Lists”
    • Data Collection / Data Binders
    • Letter Recognition and Sight Word Data
    • Running Record Data
    • Co-Teaching
    • Collins Writing Program
  • Current Program Needs
    • Guided Math
    • Family Game Nights
    • Coach Books – ELA (Grades 3-6)
    • More time for teacher collaboration and data analysis
  • Title I Program Suggestions for 2016-2017.
    • Guided Math Program
    • Collins Math
    • Guided Reading Schedule Adjustments
    • Family Game Nights

 

  • Goals for 2016-2017
    • Goal #1
      • PSSA Scores will improve in Reading and Math as a result of the Title I school-wide program.

 

  • Goal #2
    • All teachers will focus instruction based on test data. Instruction and student groups will be adjusted on a regular basis to reflect data collected throughout the school year.

 

  • Goal #3
    • Teachers will co-teach together in regular education classrooms and collaborate with one another to provide instruction for individual students or small groups of students based on assessment data collected.

 

  • Goal #4
    • A Guided Reading Program will be implemented district-wide in grades K-4 for the 2016-2017 school year. Data will be collected to monitor the effectiveness of the program.
  • Changes for 2016-2017
    • Begin implementation of Guided Math
    • Collins Writing – Math
    • Implement Peterson Handwriting in grades K-3
    • ELA Coach Books (Grades 3-6)
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