What is Title I? Title I is a federally-funded program designed to reinforce the basic and advanced skills of students who are struggling in school. Title I is part of the No Child Left Behind Act passed by Congress in 2002. A school is selected as a Title I school on the basis of the number of families within its boundaries who are eligible for free or reducedprice meals. Students are selected to participate based on academic need.
In Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Title I students are those who need additional help in reading, writing, math, and science. Standardized reading, writing, math, and science tests and classroom performance scores help determine who will receive Title I instruction. Individual diagnostic tests are given when more information is needed. Most Title I funds are used to hire additional teachers; however, funds are also used to purchase instructional materials, provide staff development, offer extended time for learning, and increase parent involvement.
Title I instructional staff provides help for students having difficulty with reading, writing, math, and science. Title I instruction focuses on helping students achieve higher academic levels and developing a love of learning. The Title I staff plans and works together to develop programs that will help each child improve performance in reading, writing, math, and science. Student progress is monitored throughout the year.
Student progress is evaluated directly based on scholastic achievement. Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade students are assessed using District benchmark assessments mid-term and the end of the year to measure student achievement. State mandated assessments including the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and End of Course Assessment (EOC) are used to measure student achievement in grades 3-12. The results are shared with parents through teacher conferences, letters, or phone calls. Please contact your child’s teacher if you would like to schedule a conference to discuss your child's progress in reading, math, or science
Title I legislation requires that each school receiving federal funds develop a parent involvement policy and a parent-school compact.
Each school has a written Parent Involvement Policy that outlines how parents can take part in the school’s efforts. This policy is written with the help of parents, teachers, and administrators.
This compact is a written agreement that explains how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share in the responsibility for improved student achievement. It also outlines how the school and parents will build a partnership to help all children achieve high standards.
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD also has a Title I Parent Advisory Council (PAC) that meets during the year with parent and community representatives from each Title I school. Call your child’s school for more information about their particular parent involvement activities.
We welcome your questions about the Title I program.
Director of Federal Programs
Title I Curriculum Coach