Title I Reading Intervention


Barbara Marsh, Title I Coordinator
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377 Dover Center Road
Bay Village, OH 44140

Ph: 440-617-7308
Fx: 440-617-7301

What is the Title I program?
Title I is a federally funded program which provides services to children at no additional cost to families. Title I has been in effect for nearly 40 years in the United States. Its purpose is to provide additional assistance to students who most need help to be successful in their studies. In the Bay Village City Schools, the program focuses on reading intervention in grades K-4.

How does my child qualify for the program?
Children are tested using a standard measure at each grade level such as a state assessment or DIBELS. Students are chosen for the Title I program based on performance on DIBELS, a state assessment, and teacher recommendation.

What happens once my child qualifies for the Title I program?
Once a child qualifies for the program, the parent is notified and must grant permission for the child to participate. Your classroom teacher and the Title I teacher will take special care to introduce the Title I experience as the "Reading Club." Your child will receive help from the Title I staff five days a week for 30 minutes each day in grades one through four. The Title I staff is highly trained to deliver reading intervention in the form of multisensory language instruction that is grounded on scientifically based research. "Reading Club" is fun and includes games, activities, and appropriately chosen books. Students attend "Reading Club" in groups of five or less students. "Reading Club" is scheduled so that your child will not miss any Language Arts instruction in the classroom.

Is Title I a Special Education program?
Title I is not a Special Education program. Title I students have not been determined to have a disability; they need additional help and support to achieve their academic potential.

How will I know my child is progressing in the program?
Each parent of a student in first through fourth grade in the Title I program receives a DIBELS progress report each grading period. In addition, parent conferences and open communication with the Title I teacher will assist parents in understanding a child's progress. The best indicator will be improved reading ability and enjoyment.

How long will my child be in Title I?
Title I students are evaluated three times a year to determine their progress. Once a student has improved consistently in reading performance, that student will test out of the program and will not be served by Title I.

Who can I speak with or meet with personally to learn more about the program? The Title I staff is happy is share information about the program. The building principals will also answer your questions. School contact numbers are listed below:

Normandy School 617-7350
Westerly School 617-7550
Barbara Marsh, Title I Coordinator 617-7308

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