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What is Read Strong/Title 1?

Read Strong/Title I is a comprehensive intervention program that provides additional support in reading for K-3 students. Site-based reading specialists teach strategies and skills that assist students in achieving the academic standards.

Eligible students receive services in addition to regular classroom instruction in the areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and/or comprehension.

All students are screened yearly. Those who score below grade level on the state achievemet test (AzMERIT), district assessments, Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS Next), or who are referred by their classroom teacher, parents, or administrators may be eligible for this program.

Students receive services either on a one-to-one or small group basis, 4 days per week. The fifth day is used for progress monitoring. The goal of the Read Strong/Title I Program is to provide need-based intervention that enables students to become strong, capable readers.

Parents will be notified by letter prior to a child's acceptance into the program.

Title I: Targeted Assistance

A school with a Title I Targeted Assistance program is one that receives Part A (federal) funds, yet is ineligible or has chosen not to operate a Title I schoolwide program. Academic support and services are provided to a select group of students identified as most at-risk of not meeting the state's academic standards in reading or mathematics. Three of CFSD's four elementary schools: Canyon View, Sunrise Drive, and Ventana Vista are Targeted Assistance sites that offer an intensive, pull-out intervention for reading. Although Manzanita is not a Targeted Assistance site, it provides a comparable program that supports students who are most at-risk of not meeting the reading standards.

The Title I/Read Strong staff is dedicated to serving and supporting students and families eligible to receive Title I services. Principals of Targeted Assistance schools work closely with the Title I/Read Strong staff to provide effective interventions and evidence-based practices to students receiving Title I services.

Access the Parents' Right to Know Letter here regarding the qualifications of your child's classroom teacher.

For more information, contact Dr. Denise Bartlett at 209-7538.

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