Title I of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA/ESEA) is a federal funding program designed to close achievement gaps and ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education.
How Does Lincoln Utilize Title 1 Funding?
Many schools receiving Part A funding - this includes Lincoln - operate Schoolwide Programs, implementing overall school improvements to ensure that systems, practices, and programs are effectively aligned to reduce gaps and support every student’s achievement. A school must have a minimum of 40% poverty to enroll in the School Wide Program...Lincoln is at 79% free and reduced.
Click here for Title 1 School Wide Information.
What are the requirements of Title 1 funding?
A comprehensive needs assessment that identifies the school’s strengths and challenges in key areas affecting student achievement
A comprehensive plan for long-term improvement, created with stakeholders and designed to address identified needs
What is Lincoln School Doing?
We are aligning our needs assessments with the District plan of Whole Child Whole Wausau by addressing the following areas:
Attendance: Lincoln students in grades K and 1 have the lowest, current average full day attendance rate of 91.77% for the 2018-19 school year. Students in grades K and 1 will increase their full day attendance rate to an overall average of 94%; with students in grades 2-5 maintaining or improving their overall attendance. Action Steps include newsletter updates bi-weekly on attendance, newsletter articles on attendance, students attendance app created for sharing at parent/teacher conferences.
ELA and Math: During the 2018-19 school year, 24.5% of our students scored Proficient or Advance in the area of Language Arts and 28% of our students scored Proficient or Advanced in overall Mathematics as indicated on the state report card. Lincoln will increase the percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced to 30% and 34% respectively for the 2019-20 school year. Action Steps: Study of Differentiation and the Brain; weekly professional learning communities around math, and reading; coaching.
Community Partnerships: Lincoln will maintain and/or increase the number of community partners that we have established to meet student and staff social/emotional and academic needs.
Family Engagement: Click here for the details.
Click here for the Parental Involvement Policy.