Title I (often referred to as MTSS) is a program that is funded by the federal government. It ensures that our students “have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments” (U.S. Department of Education, 2014).
Currently, Chartiers Valley Intermediate School provides Title I Reading Services. Students in third through fifth grade are provided Title I Reading Services.
Eligible students work with the Title I MTSS Specialist Teachers to improve reading. Reading focus areas include: word attack, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.
Identification and Student Progress
The MTSS Specialists identify students for support based upon screening assessments through Acadience Learning. Screening occurs up to three times a year for all students. The first assessment is given in the fall and then the winter and finally in the spring. At this level, students are screened in comprehension (DAZE), oral reading fluency (ORF), and in accuracy.
Students who score below or well below benchmarks are progress monitored. Depending on the level of the student, progress monitoring occurs between once a month and once every other week. Progress monitoring is also completed using the Acadience Learning programming.
Please click here for the state standards that guide the district's curriculum and interventions.
MTSS Reading Specialist Contacts:
Pam Larson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Siget: email@example.com
Parent and Family Engagement
Parent and family engagement is a key component of a student’s education. To assist in this, various parent and family engagement activities will occur throughout the year. Parent and family engagement opportunities are held in conjunction with Federal Programs. More information about Parent and Family Engagement can be found in School Board Policy 918 on our district's website or by clicking here.