DISTRICT MISSION STATEMENT:
District and school-based Title I Parent Involvement Programs in Polk County will strive to build RELATIONSHIPS to create real family engagement for every child, every family, every teacher, every day.
Title I Newsletters
September 2020 Newsletter
Title I Overview
Components of Title I are:
- Effective Instruction
- Professional Development
- Parental Involvement
- Polk County Schools Title One Website
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 Involvement program is to give school-based Parent Involvement 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.
District & School Parent & Family Engagement Plan –
“All Title I schools have copies of the Parent and Family Engagement Plans (PFEPs) in their front office, as well as translated versions. For a copy of the school PFEP or district PFEP, please email or call the school.”
School-Parent Compact –
“A school-parent compact is a written agreement between the school and the parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs that identifies the activities that the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will undertake to share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. This agreement is developed with input from parents, community members and school staff.
At elementary Title I schools, the compact is discussed during family/teacher conferences. All Title I schools have copies of the compact in their front office, as well as translated versions. For a copy of the school compact, please email or call the school.”
Schoolwide Improvement Plan –
“The purpose of a Schoolwide Improvement Plan (SIP) is to develop a plan with school staff and leaders to help improve the academic achievement.
For a copy of the SIP, please email or call the school. A paper copy is available in the front office or you can visit https://www.floridacims.org”
Explanation of State and District Test Scores
The best understanding of a student’s academic achievement comes from looking at multiple pieces of evidence (including FSA scores) collected over time. FCAT Developmental Scale Scores were introduced in 2002 to track student progress over time and across grade levels to indicate student “growth,” or “learning gains.” For this reason, they were the scores students and parents received on their FCAT Reading and FCAT Mathematics Student and Parent Reports. Last year, the FCAT was replaced by the FSA (Florida Standards Assessments). For information about the FSA and EOC (end of course) Assessments please visit the PCSB Testing Information.