Title 1 Reading Program
Title 1 is a federally funded program designed to supplement classroom reading and math instruction. Students are selected based on district-wide assessments. Students meet daily in small, flexible groups for a minimum of fifteen-thirty minutes of instruction.
Highly qualified teachers, in cooperation with classroom teachers, develop programs to meet the specific needs of each student.
At the conclusion of testing, objectives, methods, and materials are selected to teach the following critical skills:
- Phonemic Awareness
- Number Sense, Counting
- Addition/Subtraction, Multiplication/Division
Monitoring each student's progress allows the teachers to continually re-evaluate the success of targeted instruction for flexible grouping.
Title I also promotes positive self-esteem by using scientifically-based researched activities and approaches appropriate to the instructional level of students.
Most students feel more comfortable in the small group setting. Our reading and math programs allow additional opportunities for our students to experience success and receive corrective feedback in a timely manner.
Students qualify for this program according to their reading and math scores on standardized tests and classroom teacher recommendations.
The standardized tests used in the Melcher-Dallas School District include:
- Iowa Assessments (formerly known as Iowa Tests of Basic Skills or ITBS)
- Phonological Awareness Test
- West Virginia Phonics Assessment System
- N.W.E.A. Measures of Academic Progress Test
- Eureka Mathematics Assessments
- EasyCBM Assessments
- FAST (Formative Assessment System for Teachers)
- Teacher Recommendation