Program Components

    • Basic Skills Support: Students are given assistance in reading, writing and/or mathematics within the classroom setting. Programs are individualized for specific student needs and focus on developmentally appropriate practices. Individual schools determine the grade levels and subject areas to be served. This support can be provided by:
      • Coaches: These certificated specialists provide school-based professional development for classroom teachers. They model classroom “best practice” instruction in whole class, small group and one-to-one settings, monitor student progress, conduct data informed discussion, and facilitate intervention teams.
      • Intervention Teachers: Certificated Intervention Teachers provide layered small group instruction. Literacy interventions and math interventions are delivered and frequently monitored based upon identified student needs and recommendations of the building intervention team.
      • School Academic Support Specialists: Students may also receive support and guided practice of academic skills in individual and small group contexts from trained School Academic Support Specialists. These highly qualified classified staff function as support to basic education and supplemental instruction within the school setting. They are provided with on-going, regular training in effective practices for at-risk students, work under the direct supervision of a certificated teacher, and function as a partner between school/ community resources.
    • Professional Development: Title I programs support monthly professional development for Instructional Coaches who in turn, provide site-based training to building staff to increase the effectiveness of every teacher to meet the needs of students at risk of failing to meet academic standards. Schools may also use their funds to support professional development activities including attending regional and national conferences and/or hiring consultants to work with school staff.
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