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Transitioning to schoolwide HELP!
Old 01-17-2011, 05:43 PM
 
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We have been a target assisted school since forever and since I took over my job 5 years ago. We will probably be going school wide next year. Teachers are going to be listening to a presentation in the spring to decide and if 80% want it, we will head that way.

I know they will be asking for my advice and I don't have any. What are the advantages of school wide vs targeted? I know the whole choosing groups in the fall is time consuming and difficult.

Any advice or input will be appreciated. Thanks.


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we are too
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I think the answer is that we are going to become highly paid aids...It seems we are losing the idea of specialists with the targeted assisted plan; the room with the swinging roster. Now you see them, now you don't. Sorry, that is my opinion.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:48 PM
 
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Chances are looking good that we're going schoolwide as well. We have been told that if it happens, the first year is for planning purposes and not much changes???
I'm hoping in that year we get some input as to how we want it ran. My ideal would be to continue our pullout program, only with flexible groups. The teacher and I would decide who needs to be seen. It would take lots of planning between teachers, but hoping we don't become glorified aides!!! Good luck--let us know what you find out.
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Forgive my lack of knowledge, but what is a target assisted school? Is this something new to education. A new way to teach intervention?

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Targeted assisted
Old 01-22-2011, 07:15 AM
 
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Targeted assisted, in my way of defining it, is the way most schools have done Title 1. Students are identified as needing help in an area, brought to the team, recommended for remediation, tested, parental permission granted, and the child is put on the Title 1 teacher's student list for help. Some have push-in, some pull out programs. Title 1 teachers are or were specialists in Reading/and or Math, highly qualified.
The new thing is to call every child in the school a Title 1 child, and I think that is what the original post was about...How is that supposed to look?


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We, too, have been targeted assisted for 30 years (did I just say that?!?) and it has worked well for us. But many teachers and our principal would like to see us go school wide. Our coordinator has held true to the targeted assisted so that we could help those in greatest need, not necessarily those who are behavior issues. There is lots to school wide, and while it does have its benefits (easier to work into RTI for one), I have to wonder about the whole plan. I do know the first year is spent in transition. We are in school choice and I think that plays a lot into it as well.
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This is our first year as a schoolwide program. We have Title 1 Math and Title 1 Reading services (I teach Title 1 Math) This year, we are now a push-in model. What I like about this is that I am able to see what students are struggling in Math while they are learning Math in the classroom. Since we are school-wide, we didn't need to select students and have a Teacher-Parent Compact signed. We can work with any student that needs assistance. What I have been doing is changing groups each Math unit, as different students struggle in different units. In the past, we couldn't work with special ed students, but now we can.
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School wide is a positive
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I am a Title teacher in a school wide school. School wide is a positive and not a negative. The resources purchased with Title monies are able to be used school wide and not stuck in a room and used exclusively for the targeted students.

The process of choosing the students is manageable. At our school we use the Words Their Way spelling inventory, along with a prioritization rating scale that is filled out at the end of the school year by the classroom teacher to be used to determine need for the next fall.

Our school is very pleased to be school-wide. We are able to assist all our students and not just those in great need. We have both pull out and push in groups. This is determined by how your school decides to set up it's plan for the year.

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information on going school wide Title I
Old 03-29-2011, 09:15 AM
 
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I teach high school social studies and have been asked by my principal to gather and crunch data on becoming a school wide Title I school.

Our school is a small, rural Pre K-12 district in Missouri. Our school wide FTE for 2010-2011 is 82.2 %. Currently only the elementary students are served under Title I. I believe that we use targeted assistance programs for reading and math.

I have down loaded two large documents from the U.S. Dept. of Ed: Funds under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 Made Available Under The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Revised March 2010, and Using Title I, Part A ARRA Funds for Grants to Local Educational Agencies to Strengthen Education, Drive Reform and Improve Results for Students, Sept. 2009.

I need to know what steps need to be taken to begin the process of applying for school wide status and what exactly that involves. I would also appreciate any direction for further research.

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