Kathleen Elementary School

Parent Involvement & Title I

Parent Involvement Programs

District and school-based Title I Parent and Family Engagement Programs in Polk County will strive to build RELATIONSHIPS to create real family engagement for every child, every family, every teacher, every day.

Components of Title I are:

  • Effective Instruction
  • Professional Development
  • Parental Involvement

Studies show that the more parents are involved in the education of their child, the more academically successful that child will be. The goal of the Title I Parent and Family Engagement program is to give school-based Parent and Family Engagement Facilitators information, materials and resources to enable them to provide for their parents at the school-level. It is the job of the Facilitator to give parents the tools and resources necessary for them to help their child at home. Everyone working together in this way gives the child the best possible support for doing well in school.

Explanation of State and District Test Scores

The Florida Standards Assessment began three years ago for students in grades 3,4, and 5 in English Language Arts and Math.  4th and 5th graders take a writing assessment that is part of their ELA score.  The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test® (FCAT) is still used for science in 5th grade.  Grade 3 students must earn an FSA Reading score of Level 2 or higher on a scale of 1 – 5 in order to be promoted to grade 4. The best understanding of a student’s academic achievement comes from looking at multiple pieces of evidence collected over time.

Information from the Parent Institute

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