Title I Faculty Presentation(Faculty Title I and AYP Combined Presentation) Department of Federal and State Programs 434-8017 or PX 48017
No Child Left Behind Act • NCLB is the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act originally passed under President Johnson’s Administration • Title I is part of the NCLB Act • All requirements regarding Title I are specified in theNCLB Act of 2001
Title I Schools • 125 Title I schools in Palm Beach County for FY12 • 100 Public Schools • 19 Charter Schools • 6 Alternative Schools • Charter and Alternative Schools must follow same requirements as other public schools.
Purpose of Title I • To ensure ALL children have a fair, equitable, and significant opportunity for a high quality education
Qualifying for FY12 Title I Funding • Each year schools are identified as Title I based on the percentage of students in the school eligible for free and reduced (f/r) price meals on Date Certain. • Date Certain for the FY12 school year was December 17, 2010. • Schools meeting the minimum percentage qualify for Title I funding. The FY12 percentage is 49.5%.
Qualifying for FY12 Title I Funding • The number of eligible students is multiplied by the per pupil allocation. Example • On Date Certain, 312 students were eligible for f/r priced meals at Sunshine Elementary. This group represents 69% of the total student population. Per pupil allocation = $355 (set by District) School allocation = 312 x $355 or $110,760
Highly Qualified Staff • ALL core subject area teachers must be highly qualified: • Bachelor’s degree • State certification • For elementary teachers, a subject area exam or completed HOUSSE plan or NBPTS certificate for appropriate level or completed Out of State HQ Verification Form • For new middle/secondary teachers, a subject area exam or completed HOUSSE plan for the appropriate subject and level or NBPTS certificate for appropriate subject area and level or completed Out of State HQ Verification Form
Highly Qualified Staff • Teachers must be highly qualified upon hiring in the following content areas: elementary education, reading, math, science, history, civics and government, economics, geography, music, art, and drama, English, and foreign languages • ALL non-instructional staffproviding academic support to studentsmust be highly qualified: • Two years of college or • 60 college credits or • Pass a rigorous test
Professional Development • Must be evidenced-based and on-going • Must be reflected in the School Improvement Plan/Schoolwide Plan (SIP/SWP) • Must address the needs of students in all subgroups with an emphasis on those not meeting AYP • All out-of-county/state travel must be documented in the SIP/SWP and related to subgroups not meeting AYP
Parents’ Right to Know • The professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher and paraprofessional. • If their child is taught by a teacher who is not highly qualified for four or more consecutive weeks, the parents must receive timely notice. • FCAT results must be provided to parents, in an appropriate language, regarding the achievement level of their child.
Family Involvement • Karen Mapp, parent involvement researcher at Harvard Graduate School of Education, says students in schools with solid family involvement programs: • Are more likely to enroll in higher-level programs and earn more credits • Have better social skills, behavior, and adapt more easily to school • Attend more regularly and are more likely to graduate
Family Involvement School-Parent Compact A compact is an agreement between the home and the school, which outlines how families, staff and students will share the responsibility for improving student achievement. • Written with input from parents and staff • Required to document distribution of Compact • Compact reviewed with parents at a parent/teacher conference • Addresses the importance of communication between teachers and parents on an ongoing basis
Family Involvement Family Involvement Policy/Plan • Jointly developed with input from parents and staff • Required to document distribution of Family Involvement Policy • Provide parent trainings and meetings at flexible times • Involve parents in an organized, ongoing and timely way in planning, reviewing, and improving Title I programs • Provide parents with an opportunity to submit dissenting views if the SIP/SWP is not acceptable to them • Educate teachers and other staff on the value and contributions of parents; how to reach out to, communicate with, and work with parents
Family Involvement Positive Impact Activities: • Frequent face-to-face, written, and phone contact between teachers and parents • School-based parent activities, which help train parents to work with their children at home • Interactive homework assignments that require parents to participate in learning • www.floridapirc.usf.edu Parental Information and Resource Center (PIRC)
The Federal Consequences of Not Making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
Adequate Yearly Progress • AYP reports the performance and participation of nine subgroups according to: • Race/ethnicity – Total, White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, American Indian • Socio-economics • Students with Disabilities (SWD) • Limited English Proficient (LEP/ELL) • AYP Measures proficiency of all students in reading, mathematics, and writing
Adequate Yearly Progress • Measures graduation rates • School must receive grade of “C” or better • If a Title I school does not meet AYP, consequences are applied. • AYP determines which Title I schools and students are eligible for Public School Choice
Proficiency Targetsfor AYP Each year proficiency targets increase.
Proficiency Targetsfor AYP **Insert your school’s AYP Report**
Consequences For Not Making AYP All schools receive AYP designation, but only Title I Schools receive consequences for not meeting AYP and are identified as School in Need of Improvement (SINI). The following chart shows the accumulation of consequences for not making AYP (NAYP).
NCLB Choice Options for SINI Schools All parents of students attending a Title I school that does not meet AYP for two or more years are offered choices for their child’s education.
Corrective Action – SINI 3(4 years NAYP) No Child Left Behind dictates one or more of the following options for corrective action: • Replace school staff relevant to failure to make AYP • Implement new curriculum • Decrease management authority at school • Extend school year or school day • Restructure internal organization of the school
Planning for Restructuring – SINI 4 (5 years NAYP) No Child Left Behind dictates one or more of the following options for restructuring: • Reopen as a public charter school • Replace school staff, including principal • Enter into contract with a private entity • State takeover • Other major restructuring reform
Restructuring – SINI 5+ (6 +years NAYP) No Child Left Behind dictates one or more of the following options for restructuring: (Implement the Plan prepared while a SINI 4) • Reopen as a public charter school • Replace school staff, including principal • Enter into contract with a private entity • State takeover • Other major restructuring reform
Two Accountability Systems Federal No Child Left Behind (Title I Schools Only) State Differentiated Accountability (All Schools) NOTE: Different requirement/consequences for each accountability system.
Florida’s Differentiated Accountability (DA) Plan • Discuss your school’s DA Category and District Interventions