Title I: Part ATitle I, Part A provides financial assistance to states and school districts to meet the needs of educationally at-risk students. The goal of Title I is to provide extra instructional services and activities which support students identified as failing or most at risk of failing the state’s challenging performance standards in mathematics, reading, and writing.Under Title 1: Part A, what does a parent have the right to know?Under this act, parents of students who attend schools that receive Title 1
dollars and community members in communities where schools receive Title 1
dollars have the right to know how their school is doing on the state
assessments and on other compliance issues. You can see how our schools are
doing by going to the State Report Card on the Office of Superintendent of
Public Instruction web page.(NEAP is a national test that select Washington schools participate in.)
Under this act, parents of children in schools that receive Title I dollars have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers including, at a minimum, the following:
- Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject area in which the teacher provides instruction.
- Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
- The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher, any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
- Timely notice that the parents’ child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher of a core academic subject who is not highly qualified.
- Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications.