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Dunbar Township Elementary

Dunbar Township Elementary Title I Program

The Connellsville Area School District operates a school wide Title I Program. Title I programs are supplemental instructional services, in the areas of reading and mathematics, which are funded by the Federal Government. The purpose of Title I is to improve the academic achievement of our students. The services of the Title I Staff may be delivered as in-class support or pull-out support. In addition to these services, the Title I Program runs an RTII (Response to Instruction and Intervention) format during Intervention periods for grades K-2. Students work in small groups which specifically target the students' needs in reading, such as phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.
Students in grades k-5 will participate in three reading benchmark assessments. The reading benchmark assessment is administered using a program called DIBELS. DIBELS is a web-based assessment, data management, and reporting system that provides the framework for RTII. This program allows teachers to universally screen and progress monitor students. 
  • The first benchmark assessment will be held in the fall during the month of September. 
  • The second benchmark assessment will be administered in the winter during the month of January. 
  • The final assessment will be administered in the spring during the month of May.