Welcome to SES Title 1.
Title 1 is a federally funded program designed to supplement classroom reading instruction. Students are selected based on district wide assessments.
Overview of the Program
The Title I program is available for students with reading difficulties who attend schools that qualify for this type of federal funding. A school will qualify for the funding based on the economic situation of its attendees. Title I is widely available in the public school system and is offered with the goal of resolving reading problems at a more accelerated pace than would occur through basic classroom instruction.
The vast majority of children who receive these remedial reading services make positive strides in their levels of achievement over the course of the program, which typically takes place during the elementary school years.
When determining which students are entitled to receive services, school administrators examine a number of factors, including class rank, scores on state and national achievement tests, and performance feedback from teachers and parents. A student's economic situation, such as whether or not he qualifies for free and reduced lunch, is also taken into consideration.
Students who are enrolled in special education programs due to difficulties in reading can also benefit from the additional support that is provided through Title I participation. The frequency and duration of services varies according to the specific areas and to the degree in which students are struggling with reading concepts. It also depends on how many teachers the Title I program can afford at each school and whether there is a push in or pull out program, or a combination of both.