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 programs during school and math programs after school.  
The purpose of a Title I targeted assisted program is to help children in poverty meet high standards by assuring that supplemental services are provided to identified Title I students.
  • Meet the challenging high standards and content set by the state and local schools
  • Succeed in the regular program
  • Attain proficiency as measured by challenging state exams
  • Improve achievement in basic and more advanced skills
Program Facilitation
Students that fall in the intensive range in grades K-4 will receive an intensive small group intervention for a minimum of 120-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. For more information on the Leveled Literacy Intervention Program pleases visit:
Resource Links:

Link to State Standards

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


List of Assessments and Their Purpose

Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test

The Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test is designed to assess student reading levels throughout the course of their education. Aligned with state and national reading standards (Common Core Standards), these exams were created to determine overall reading ability, specifically in the areas of decoding, phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension.

The tests are user-friendly, and have long been considered one of the most favored and reliable among formal Reading Assessment exams. Normed against national standards, teachers are able to compare individual students and/or classes to groups of students at the same grade level across the United States. On a day-to-day, practical basis, the Gates-Macginitie Reading Tests allow educators to assess their students’ progress, form homogenous reading groups within a classroom, and keep parents informed as to their child’s short and long-term progress by providing objective, quantitative data.


Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)

The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) 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




Link for Parent Resources

Title I Parent Resource Center Order Form


Great Literacy Websites and Apps for Parents and Kids


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

Visit Montour Elementary School's Reading Resources Page

Helpful websites that will provide you with more resources or activities that can help your child grow as a reader.

Reading Rockets

ABC Mouse

Reading Eggs

Transition Plan and Schedule of Activities


Federal Programs / Title I