Title I

Title I is a program that is funded by the federal government. It ensures that our students “have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments” (U.S. Department of Education, 2014).

 Currently, Chartiers Valley Primary School provides Title I Reading Services.  Students in kindergarten through second grade are provided Title I Reading Services. 

 Eligible students work with the Title I Reading Specialist Teachers to improve reading.  Reading focus areas include: Phonemic Awareness, letter recognition, blending, beginning & ending consonants, beginning & ending digraphs, onset rime, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. 

Identification and Student Progress

The Reading Specialists identify students for support based upon screening assessments through Acadience Learning (formerly DIBELS).  Screening occurs up to three times a year for all students. The first assessment is given in the fall and then in the winter and finally in the spring.  Students are screened in the following areas:

  • Kindergarten

    • Letter naming fluency - The number of upper and lower case letters students name in one minute (letters are in a random order)

    • First sound fluency - Students identify the first sound in a given word in one minute

    • Phoneme segmentation fluency - Students identify the phonemes in a given word in one minute

    • Correct letter sounds - The number of correct sounds students can identify in nonsense words in one minute

    • Whole words read - The number of nonsense words students can read in one minute

 

  • 1st Grade

    • Letter naming fluency - The number of upper and lower case letters students name in one minute (letters are in a random order)

    • Phoneme segmentation fluency - Students identify the phonemes in a given word in one minute

    • Correct letter sounds - The number of correct sounds students can identify in nonsense words in one minute

    • Whole words read - The number of nonsense words students can read in one minute

    • Oral reading fluency - The number of words read correctly by a student from a grade level passage in one minute

 

  • 2nd Grade

    • Correct letter sounds - The number of correct sounds students can identify in nonsense words in one minute

    • Whole words read - The number of nonsense words students can read in one minute

    • Oral reading fluency - The number of words read correctly by a student from a grade level passage in one minute

 

Students who score below or well below benchmarks are given a second tier assessment.  This assessment is the Reading Achievement Center assessment (RAC). These assessments measure alphabet identification, letter/sound identification, nonsense word reading (not timed), high frequency word reading (not timed), phonemic awareness, and grade level reading passages.

 

Students who score below or well below both the Acadience Learning and RAC assessments are progress monitored.  Progress monitoring occurs every other week. Progress monitoring is completed using the Acadience Learning programming.  In addition to progress monitoring, students receive progress monitoring through the general ELA curriculum.  

 

Parents are encouraged to support the programming in various ways.  Every night, parents can review spelling words, high frequency words, skills, and decodable passages.  In addition, parents are asked to sign the study book or reading binder every night. Parents have the availability to attend Open House, reading night, and other parent and family engagement events.  Parents and families can also work on Lexia learning with their children, also. Lexia can be accessed by clicking here. Another great website for parents to utilize is Reading Rockets, which can be accessed by clicking here.

 

Please click here for the state standards that guide the district's curriculum and interventions.

 

Reading Specialist Contacts

Taryn Briggs; tbriggs@cvsd.net

Carlina D'Orazio; cdorazio@cvsd.net

Alexis Lamonde; alamonde@cvsd.net

Sue Weiss; sweiss@cvsd.net

Parent and Family Engagement

Parent and family engagement is a key component of a student’s education.  To assist in this, various parent and family engagement activities will occur throughout the year.  Parent and family engagement opportunities are held in conjunction with Federal Programs. More information about Parent and Family Engagement can be found in School Board Policy 918 on our district's website or by clicking here.

Please click here for Board Policy 918.1 on Parent and Family Engagement at the Primary School