Federal Programs - Title I

  • Overview of Title I

    Title I is a federally funded program created to provide children with supplemental educational assistance. Supplemental reading intervention is provided in a small group setting to improve student achievement. Highly qualified teachers provide intensive instruction, using a research-based intervention approaches to strengthen reading skills. The goal of Title I is high-quality education for every child. The program provides extra help to students who need it most; those students who are furthest from meeting the standards the state has set for all children. The program serves millions of children each year. Most school districts participate. Title I can serve children in both public and private school. At Springfield, we provide targeted assistance for students in grades K-2 in reading. 

    Student Identification Process

    The school district must establish multiple, educationally related, objective criteria to determine eligibility. Selection criteria may be based on several of the following assessments:

    • Dynamic Indicators of Basic Literacy Skills (DIBELS, K-2)
    • Sight Word Recognition (K & 1)
    • Guided Reading Benchmarks (K-2)
    • NWEA Measures of Academic Performance - Reading (MAP-R)
    • Teacher Recommendations
    Home and School Partnerships
    Home-School Compact 
    The Home-School Compact details an agreement between the teacher, student and parents/caregivers describing the roles and responsibilities of each person. The Home-School Compact is sent each year that the student qualifies for the Title I program.
    Title I Parent and Family Involvement Plan 
    The School District of Springfield Township invites families to become actively involved in the Title I program. The plan was jointly developed between faculty, administrators, and families and is reviewed and revised annually.
    The District Shall:
    • inform parents and families of their child's eligibility for Title I services
    • conduct an annual Open House inform parents and families of the Title I programs
    • conduct informative family meetings and workshops
    • conduct parent/teacher conferences sharing assessments results
    • conduct a family needs assessment survey

    Title I Staff


    Revised - 4/16/2018