ESEA/NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND

ESEA

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).

Parent notification letters regarding AYP are mailed in the fall to families. To review the letter from the school district and for your child’s Title 1 school, please click on the following documents:

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.

Public School Choice:  All parents/guardians of students attending a school that has been identified in a step of improvement have the right to request a transfer for their child(ren) to another school within the district (referred to as a “choice school”) that has not been identified as a school in a step of improvement. HOWEVER, there are no schools available as a “choice school” in the Granite Falls School District or in surrounding school districts in the Snohomish County area.  THEREFORE, this option is not available for our Title I schools.  https://www.k12.wa.us/TitleI/AYP/PublicSchoolChoice.aspx

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.

PSC

# of Title I Schools Students Eligible Students
Applied
Students Transferred

SES

# of Title I, Part A Schools Students
Eligible
Students
Applied
Students
Received
2007/08  N/A N/A N/A  N/A 2007/08  N/A N/A N/A  N/A
2008/09  N/A N/A N/A  N/A 2008/09  N/A N/A N/A  N/A
2009/10  N/A N/A N/A  N/A 2009/10  N/A N/A N/A  N/A
2010/11 896 0 2010/11 206 36
2011/12 920 0 2011/12 413 49
2012/13 341 0 2012/13 156 0
2013/14  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A 2013/14  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A
2014/15 2 799 0 0 2014/15 2 389 105 32
2015/16 2015/16

 

Organization Reading Math ELA 1-1 IEP
504
Group Bilingual ESL Low Income Cultural Diversity Migrant ELL Language Specific Disabil. 504 Visual Impair Hearing Impair
Achieve Success, LLC
Description
X X X X X X X X X X X Spanish X X
Mathnasium of Kent
Description
X X X X X X X X X
Stroud Photography and Educational Services
Description
X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Sylvan Learning Center of Everett
Description
X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Sylvan Learning Center of Snohomish
Description
X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Sylvan Learning Center of Stanwood
Description
X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Whole Systems Learning
Description
X X X X X X X X X X X X Spanish, Somali X X

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.

Please contact the Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, Karin Manns, if you have any questions regarding any of the above information at 360-691-7717.