What is Title 1
Title I is a program through which most school districts receive federal funding to provide Supplemental instruction for students who qualify. The funds for each school district are based on a State formula that is calculated by the number of students from economically disadvantaged homes. However, Title1 services provided with federal funds are based on the academic needs of students. Students who qualify for academic support may be served in the areas of Language Arts and/or Mathematics. Students in the Watchung Hills Regional High School District are provided with a multitude of assessments throughout the school year. These formative, summative, and performance assessments provide the teachers with the data they need to be able to provide instruction to meet the specific needs of each child. The goal of the Title 1 program is to provide the instructional services the students need in order to increase student performance and academic achievement.
Please feel free to provide input into the Title I program by contacting Beth Scheiderman. Please make every effort to get involved in your child’s education and be a partner in their educational experience.
Students who receive Title I services at Watchung Hills Regional High School may be served by General Education Teacher(s), Special Education Teachers and/or Teacher Assistants who have been trained in the areas of reading, Language Arts, and Mathematics. Teacher Assistants work closely with your child’s General Education Teacher and assist with monitoring your child’s progress. The data may be in the form of performance on assessments, a collection of your child’s work, or classroom observations. You are encouraged to contact your child’s teacher to discuss progress, or take advantage of the opportunity to meet when progress reports are completed
In accordance with recent federal legislation, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), school districts that received Title I federal funds are required to notify parents of their right to request information regarding the professional qualifications for their child’s teacher including degrees and certifications held and whether the teacher is certified in the area he/she is teaching. If you wish for more information regarding your child’s educators, please contact the Director of Human Resources/Professional Development, Beth Scheiderman.