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
Components of TITLE I are:
- Effective Instruction
- Profession Development
- Parental Involvement
Studies show that the more parents are involved in the education of their child, the more academically successful that child will be. he 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 give the child the best possible support for doing well in school.
Explanation of State and District Test Scores
The Florida Standards Assessment Test® (FSA) is part of Florida’s overall plan to increase student achievement by implementing higher standards. The FSA, administered to students in grades 3-11, consists of tests that measure selected benchmarks in mathematics, reading, science, and writing from the Sunshine State Standards (SSS). Participating students include all students working toward a standard high school diploma, including English Language Learners (ELLs) and students with disabilities. Grade 3 students must earn an FSA Reading score of Level 2 or higher on a scale of 1 – 5 in order to be promoted to grade 4. Requirements of FSA scores for passing to the next grade level may be found in the district’s Pupil Progression Plan. The best understanding of a student’s academic achievement comes from looking at multiple pieces of evidence (including FSA scores) collected over time. 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 are the scores students and parents receive on their FSA Reading and FSA Mathematics Student and Parent Reports. By using FSA Developmental Scale Scores, parents can monitor their student’s academic progress from one grade to the next. By
comparing a student’s scores in the same FSA subject for two or more years with the associated mean scores (or with the various Achievement Levels) for those years, it is possible to identify whether a student’s performance improved, declined, or remained consistent.
Useful Links and Resources
The District Title One office has now developed the Parent Involvement webpage on the PCSB website. Please go to the web address to find helpful resources for parents!
As a way to receive input from our parents on Parent & Family Engagement Plans (PFEP) and Compacts, we would like you to take a brief survey. Please click either link so that we can gather your input.
- Link to District Website
- District Link to Title 1 page
- District Title I Parent & Family Engagement Plan a summary of the Parent Involvement Plan—shorter version of the more detailed plan
- School Parent & Family Engagement Plan a detailed plan that helps parents understand and take part in what the school is doing.
We have copies of the Parent and Family Engagement Plans (PFEPs) in our front office, as well as translated versions.
For a copy of the school PFEP or district PFEP, please email or call the school 863.499.2990 ext.412
- School-Parent Compact A school-parent compact is a written agreement between the school and the parents of children participating in Title 1, 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 1 schools, the compact is discussed during family/teacher conferences. All Title 1 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.
- Parent Information Resource Center (PIRC) Letter
- Right to Know letter a letter to all parents describing the Annual Yearly Progress of Boswell Elementary school based on last year’s FSA data; this letter explains how our students scored on the FSA compared to the district and state averages; this letter also describes the steps that are being taken to make improvements at the school and ways that parents can help their children at home.