Title I Programs
Title I programs offer support for students who require additional remediation services in order to meet state level performance expectations. Title I programs are funded with assistance from Federal Grant 305 and expenditures are monitored by the Massachusetts Department of Education.
The original Title I program was developed as a part of President Johnson's "War on Poverty" and was directed at assisting those students who were economically disadvantaged. The legislation was part of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), signed by President Bush in 2002, strengthened the intent of Title I by raising accountability standards for students who receive services under this grant funding. Nashoba Valley Technical High School follows the guidelines for Targeted Assistance programs. Students are identified for remedial reading or math assistance based on Stanford 10 scores and previous MCAS results. Those students who score below two grade levels are identified for services and receive additional support in either the reading or the math instruction as needed. As required by the regulations, all Title I teachers are Highly Qualified.
At the beginning of each school year, NVTHS shall notify the parents of each student attending Title I schools that the parents may request, and the district will provide in a timely manner, information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teachers, including, at a minimum, the following:
- Whether the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
- Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
- The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, including the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
- Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
A school shall provide to each individual parent:
- Information on the child’s level of achievement in each of the state academic assessments as required under Title I.
- Timely notice that the child has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who does not meet highly qualified requirements.
This information will be provided to families as part of the annual summer mailing. Additionally, the School Report Card will be mailed to families with the Term 1 report cards at the beginning of December, provided it is available from DESE at that time. If the Report Card is not available, it will be mailed home as soon as reasonably can be expected upon its release.
2016 School Report Card