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Title I

As a Title I school, we meet federal regulations related to teacher qualifications as defined in ESEA. If you would like to learn more about your child’s teachers’ training and credentials, please contact Mr. Ed DiSibato, Title I coordinator.

Mrs. Henry
Math Interventionist
Grades K-2

Mrs. Harrison 
Reading Interventionist 
Grades K-2

Mrs. Kimberly
Reading Interventionist 
Grades 1-2

Mrs. Weimert 
Reading Interventionist 
Grades 3-4

Under Title I, the goal is to develop partnerships and build relationships between the school, families, and the community. We seek to increase participation and collaboration between all stakeholders to improve outcomes for all students. 


Glendale Elementary is a targeted assistance Title I school. In a targeted assistance program, Title I law requires that selection of Title I students be based on objective, uniformly applied criteria given to all students at each grade level and documented. Criteria eligibility for Title I services is determined through universal screenings of all students. Students are selected based on need.

DIBELS Reading

DIBELS Reading Measure Skill Area Assessment Style 
First Sound Fluency (FSF) (Kindergarten) Phonemic Awareness Student says the first sound they hear in a word.
Letter Naming Fluency (LNF) (Grades K-1) Letter Recognition/Phonics Student says names of letters on a page.
Phoneme Segmentation (PSF) (Grades K-1) Phonemic Awareness Student says all the sounds they hear in a word.
Nonsense Word Fluency (NWF) (Grades K-2) Blending/Phonics  Student reads make-believe words.
DIBELS Oral Reading Fluency (DORF) (Grades 1-5) Reading Fluency and Accuracy Student reads three grade level passages for one minute.
Daze (Grades 3-5) Reading Comprehension (ability to construct meaning from text using word recognition skills, background information and prior knowledge, familiarity of linguistic properties such as syntax and morphology, and reasoning skills) Student reads passage with missing words and circles the word the makes the most sense in the story. (Cloze Activity)


Acadience Math (formerly DIBELS Math)

Acadience Math Measure Skill Area Types of Activities
Beginning Quantity Discrimination (BQD) (Kindergarten) Quantity Discrimination and indirectly Subitizing (associating patterns with numbers without counting) Saying the number of dots that is larger of two sets of dots.
Number Identification Fluency (NIF) (Kindergarten and First Fall) Number Identification Saying the written numbers on a page.
Next Number Fluency (NNF) (Kindergarten and First Fall) Strategic Counting Saying the number that comes a given number.
Advanced Quantity Discrimination (AQD) (First) Quantity Discrimination Saying which number is the larger of two numbers.
Missing Number Fluency (MNF) (First) Strategic Counting  Saying the missing number from a series of numbers.
Computation (Comp) (1st-6th) Computation  Solving basic computation problems.
Concepts and Applications (C&A) (2nd-6th) Understanding and applying math concepts and vocabulary    Solving problems involving measurement and data, geometry, fractions, decimals, and other types of word problems.


This assessment was created by Literacy Resources Inc. to align to the Primary Phonemic Awareness curriculum, written by Dr. Michael Heggerty entitled, Phonemic Awareness: The Skills That They Need to Help Them Succeed ©2014. The skills assessed also align to the phonological awareness standards of the common core state standards.

Title I Testing (Reading and Math)

  • Beginning of Year - August/September 
  • Middle of Year - January
  • End of Year - May 

*Specific dates to-be-determined on a yearly basis.

Kindergarten Orientation

  • Orientation - August 
  • Interventionists meet with parents of incoming kindergarten students to explain Title I services and assessments. An overview of the program and handouts are provided.


Open House

  • Annual Title I Meeting - September 
  • Parents are invited to meet the Title I interventionists who present information about Glendale’s Title I program. This meeting is open to all parents due to the flexibility of student rosters throughout the school year. 


Read Across America

  • Dr. Seuss’s Birthday - March 2 
  • At Glendale Elementary, we promote literacy in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday every year. Themes are announced on a year-to-year basis. Activities include (but are not limited to) dress themes, reading and writing activities, SWPB activities, BINGO for Books, etc.