Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides financial assistance to state and local educational agencies to meet the needs of at-risk children. The goal of Title I is to provide instructional services and activities that support students in meeting the state’s challenging performance standards. If a district identifies a building as Title I or if the building is determined eligible through the targeting process, then it is the district’s responsibility to ensure that adequate Title I services are being provided and the appropriate amount of funds have been designated to carry out these services.
West Fargo Public Schools has identified five Title I schools through our targeting process:
- Eastwood Elementary
- L.E. Berger Elementary
- Osgood Elementary
- South Elementary
- Willow Park Elementary
As Title I buildings, these schools have additional supports, which may include some or all of the following:
- Title I reading teacher(s) to provide instructional services to at-risk students
- Title I paraprofessional(s) to assist Title I staff and work under the direct supervision of a teacher in providing additional instructional services to at-risk students
- High-quality professional development opportunities relating to serving at-risk students
- Highly qualified staff to provide additional Title I services such as before/after school programs and summer school
For more information regarding federal title programs, please review the resources available through the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction:
L.E. Berger Schoolwide Plan
L.E. Berger Elementary is a schoolwide Title 1 school. Each year, the administration and staff meet to review the school’s data to determine a focus for goals and activities for the upcoming school year. Information is collected from various sources including, but not limited to, parent, staff, and student surveys, demographic data, achievement data, program data and perception data. This is all compiled to review and make decisions. These plans are laid out in continuous improvement goals. L.E. Berger Elementary staff will work on these goals throughout the upcoming school year. The following goals are our focus for the 2017-2018 school year.
Goal 1: Improve self-regulation skills of students with an Emotional Disturbance in order to be engaged in the classroom through the use of Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans.
Goal 2: 80% of all students will demonstrate proficiency of skills in Reading by May 25, 2018 as measured by Spring 2018 STAR Reading Testing.
Goal 3: 80% of all students will demonstrate proficiency of skills in Math by May 25, 2018 as measured by Spring 2018 STAR Math Testing.