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What is Title 1?

Elkin Elementary School is a School-Wide Title I school with 47% receiving free or
reduced lunch. Three highly qualified and experienced teachers serve students in the area of reading using a combination of individual, small group, and whole group instruction. 

Teachers utilize data through mClass and DIBELS assessments. Student needs are identified, and instruction is targeted according to specific need. Our schools’ reading enhancement program is called STAR (Steps To Accelerated Reading),  and areas of focus are comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, phonemic awareness and phonics.

The primary goals of Title I are to provide additional educational opportunities for eligible students, to provide additional funding to schools and districts serving a large population of low-income students, to help educators understand the needs of special student populations through professional development, and to improve academic achievement of eligible students and reduce performance gaps.  Title I also holds states, districts and schools accountable for implementing measurable standards for student achievement.
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