- Title I is a 100% Federally funded supplemental education program that provides financial assistance to local educational agencies to improve educational opportunities for educationally deprived children.
- Title I programs are designed to help children meet the state content and performance standards in reading, language arts, and mathematics.
- In buildings with 40% or more poverty, the School may use the funds to upgrade the entire curriculum of the school and are School-wide Programs. In buildings with less than 40% poverty, programs are designed to help specific children and are targeted assisted programs.
- The School is subject to the consequences of school choice and supplemental education services if they do not meet adequate yearly progress.
- Funds from this federal program are used for school staff professional development focused on improving student outcomes.
- 2018-2019 Goals – train teachers to effectively align PSSA and Keystone eligible content in the development of assessments.
Title III, Language Instruction for English Learners (EL)
The EL Department at Esperanza Cyber provides EL students with intensive English language and literacy instruction in the four communication domains: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. EL teachers will teach students functional and academic English through explicit English language instruction and act as a resource for teachers in the content areas to help service students with accommodations and modifications. EL teachers will also assist administrators and guidance counselors in providing appropriate accommodations to EL students
when administering standardized tests. EL teachers and paraeducators are responsible for providing support in the content areas through “push in” and “pull out” services and provide appropriate accommodations and modifications
to EL students in content classes. These services are designed collaboratively by the content teacher and the EL teacher on an ongoing basis. The tools used in modifying and accommodating work for EL students can be found in the English Language Development Standards K12 published by the WIDA Consortium. Each El student is assessed annually in English proficiency.
The school uses federal funds from this program to provide high-quality professional development to classroom teachers, school leaders, and other school or community-based organizational personnel.
Professional development scheduled for 2018-2019 includes:
(1) Instructional strategies for EL students: Engaging the EL Student in the Live Virtual Class
(2) Understanding and implementation of assessments of EL students: How to accommodate and/or modify instruction and assessments for the EL student
(3) Understanding and implementation of EL standards and academic content for EL students: Using technology tools for translation and Aligning language objectives into lesson learning goals
Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment
Funds from this federal program will support the development and implementation of a (1) college and career guidance and counseling program and (2) STEM subjects.
Increase the percentage of students who successfully transition into a post-secondary college and/or career opportunity.
Students will use supplementary materials provided by funds from this program in the content area at least 2-3 times/week.