The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind Legislation, requires school districts to annually report on progress outlining specific information and include state assessment results. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has compiled all the data required by the ESEA law including schools identified for improvement. Information on the Granite Falls School District can be found at http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us/. If you cannot access the report online, contact Melanie Freeman, 360.691.7717 for a hard copy.
Title I Program – Reading/Writing and Math Support
The Title I, Part A under ESEA, makes it possible to expand the basic educational programs schools and districts offer with services and interventions that support struggling learners. There are two types of Title I programs – one is a Targeted Assistance program and the other is a Schoolwide program:
- A targeted assistance program centers academic support on a specific group of students —those who are at risk not to meet state standards. A targeted assistance program is available for eligible students at Monte Cristo Elementary.
- A school-wide program is a comprehensive program designed to improve all educational programming in a school. The primary goal is to ensure that all students, particularly those who are low-achieving, meet and exceed the learning goals defined by state academic standards. A school-wide program is available at Mountain Way Elementary.
Return to No Child Left Behind Rules
With the state’s loss of the Flexibility Waiver, all districts in the State of Washington are now required to revert back to the rules, regulations and sanctions imposed by No Child Left Behind. What this means is that families with students attending a Title I funded school in a step of improvement will have educational options to consider for their child(ren). All Monte Cristo and Mountain Way elementary families received a letter in August detailing these options (letters available below).
- Monte Cristo Elementary (.pdf)
- Mountain Way Elementary (.pdf)
- District-Wide School Improvement Letter (.pdf)
For more information or questions about our Title 1 schools and programs, please contact your school principal or the Curriculum office at 360.283.4311.
NCLB requires districts with schools which have not made adequate yearly progress (AYP) for two or more years to offer transportation for PSC to the students in those schools. For the 2015-2016 school year, there are no public school choice options available. Schools not making AYP for an additional year must continue to offer PSC and additionally offer SES to eligible students.
Supplemental Educational Services (SES Providers): The district will offer opportunities for additional instruction (tutoring) called supplemental educational services (SES), which are designed to increase academic achievement. SES are unique to schools that operate a Title I, Part A program (Mountain Way and Monte Cristo Elementary) and available to students whose families qualify for free and reduced meal service. For more information, click on the following attachments:
- Click HERE to read more about this free tutoring opportunity and important dates
- Click HERE to access an excel spreadsheet or HERE for a word version list of 2015-2016 SES providers.
- Complete the Student Participation Form here to be considered
The information provided below reflects the number of schools offering PSC and SES, students eligible for PSC and SES, the number of students requesting PSC and SES, and the number of students receiving the services beginning with the2007/08 school year.
|# of Title I Schools||Students Eligible||Students
|# of Title I, Part A Schools||Students
|Group||Bilingual||ESL||Low Income||Cultural Diversity||Migrant||ELL||Language Specific||Disabil.||504||Visual Impair||Hearing Impair|
|Achieve Success, LLC
|Mathnasium of Kent
|Stroud Photography and Educational Services
|Sylvan Learning Center of Everett
|Sylvan Learning Center of Snohomish
|Sylvan Learning Center of Stanwood
|Whole Systems Learning
Learning Assistance Program – Reading/Writing, Math and Readiness to Learn Support
The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) is a state-funded program designed to provide additional intervention and support to eligible students who are below standard on state and district assessments. With an emphasis on the early grades, schools design programs that give these students the additional help they need to get a strong start for academic success.
- For more information about Title I programs, please review the OSPI document: Title 1: A Parent’s Right to Know
- Additional information is also available on the OSPI website: www.k12.wa.us and Title 1 A
- Title I, Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in accordance with U.S. Department of Education—
- Adequate Yearly Progress—