Title I

Parent Involvement Policy
Montour School District’s Title I program is an early intervention model that uses multiple criteria to select students with the greatest academic need in the area of Reading in Kindergarten through fourth grade. The implementation and design of the program is the responsibility of the Federal Program Coordinator, principal, Title I teacher(s), regular school staff, ESL staff, special education staff and the parents of Title I students.
Montour Elementary implements a school-wide Title I program that includes reading and math programs during school.  
Montour Elementary School is an approved schoolwide Title I program. This means that all Montour Elementary students are eligible to receive support and assistance, as needed. The primary goal is to ensure that all students, particularly those who are low-achieving, demonstrate proficient and advanced levels of achievement on state academic standards. The goal is to reinforce the skills taught in our curriculum and assist the student in achieving grade level proficiency. 
  • To implement a variety of effective teaching strategies to meet the varied learning styles of each student
  • To increase active participation of all families in the education of their children both at home and at school
  • Meet the challenging high standards and content set by the state and local schools
  • Succeed in the regular program
  • To improve student performance in math and reading
Program Facilitation
Students that fall in the intensive range in grades K-4 will receive an intensive small group intervention for 40-100 minutes per week in addition to their core language arts instruction. Intervention curricula are all evidence based curriculum and align to the content being facilitate in the classroom. 
Resource Links for Parents:

Link to State Standards

PA State Academic Standards for English Language Arts Grades Pre K-5


List of Assessments and Their Purpose

Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS 8)

The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS 8) are a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills from kindergarten through sixth grade. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy and early reading skills.


Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA)

The annual Pennsylvania System School Assessment is a standards-based, criterion-referenced assessment which provides students, parents, educators and citizens with an understanding of student and school performance related to the attainment of proficiency of the academic standards.


How to Monitor Student Progress



How Parents Can Get Involved in Their Child's Education

Parent Advisory Committee

Attendance at Title Parent Meetings

Attending School Parent Teacher Conferences

Volunteering for Montour Elementary School based activities