The focus of Title I schools is to help students achieve proficiency on core standards, closing academic gaps that may exist. These efforts include providing targeted supports to at-risk students, building teachers' capacity through professional development, and strengthening parents' abilities in helping their children succeed.
An Introduction to Title I
- Answers to Commonly Asked Questions
- For other annual Title I parent information, Granite School District's parent engagement policy, a summary of Granite School District's Annual Title I Parent Meeting, and other information, please visit the Granite School District Title I website.
Parent Compact, Policy & Rights to Know
- Parent-School Learning Compact
- School Parent Engagement Policy
- Parents' Right to Know (opens the District's Title I website)
Other School Information
Parent-School Learning CompactBack to Index
Parent Engagement Policy
Hillsdale Elementary regards parental and family engagement as vital to the academic success of students in each school. Parents are the initial teachers of their children and serve as partners with the district in helping their children achieve academic success.
Parents and family members are involved in the development of the school parent and family engagement policy. At Hillsdale Elementary we involve our stakeholders by sharing our school’s vision, reviewing data, setting school goals, and looking at school-wide needs during the annual Title 1 meeting as well as regularly scheduled School Community Council meetings.
An annual Title 1 meeting is held each year in the Fall. At this meeting, information is shared with stakeholders that consists of an explanation of Title I, how funds are allocated, student performance in literacy and math, intervention and enrichment opportunities for students, and ways that stakeholders engage with the school. You may find information about our annual meeting on our school website.
We offer flexible meeting times for parents and families to participate in decisions regarding their child.
We collect data from stakeholder input surveys, input from SCC and PTA meetings. Once data is collected, we review the data and assess needs. We partner with parents in using this information to create a plan as to how we involve parents.
SHARED RESPONSIBILITY - HIGH STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
The Hillsdale Elementary School Parent Family Compact outlines shared responsibilities for high student academic achievement and is developed jointly with parents, teachers, administrators and students.
Hillsdale Elementary will involve parents in the process of school review and improvement, including: sharing achievement data with parents, inviting input from parents regarding LEA and school academic goals, discussing scientifically-based research instructional practices, and giving direction in securing research-based curriculum materials that align with goals.
Hillsdale Elementary will provide quality parent and family engagement activities. Current initiatives include use of Class DOJO to regularly communicate classroom happenings and share student goals and growth, parent-teacher conferences, proficiency-based learning, home visits, and Community Center programs.
BUILDING CAPACITY FOR INVOLVEMENT
To improve academic achievement and to ensure effective involvement of parents, Hillsdale Elementary School will:
- Share with parents reports that measure students’ performance relative to grade-level standards, explain ways parents can monitor their student’s academic success, and have parent teacher conferences, home visits, back to school nights, literacy nights, math nights, and family engagement nights.
- Provide materials and/or training for parents to work with their child to improve their child’s achievement such as literacy and using technology.
- Provide professional development for administrators, teachers, and instructional support personnel on the value of parents as equal partners and building ties between parents and the school.
- Coordinate parent involvement programs and activities with other Federal, State, and local programs that encourage and support parents in more fully participating in the education of their children.
To the extent practicable, Hillsdale Elementary School will ensure that information for parents and family members (including parents and family members who have limited English proficiency, parents and family members with disabilities, and parents and family members of migratory children) in a language that they can understand.Back to Index
School Annual Title I Meeting
Parent input is valued. Each year, a parent meeting is held where our school solicits input in the planning and implementation of school parent engagement activities.
Date: October 19th, 2023
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Hillsdale Office Conference Room
Brief summary of Title I.
Hillsdale`s participation in Title I programming.
Parent engagement policy review.
- Please email Monica Thayer, the school principal, with suggestions or input on parent engagement.
Parent`s right to be involved.
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School Title I Goals
Each year, our school conducts a needs assessment, reviews student performance data, and solicits input from various stakeholders in order to develop a meaningful Title I Plan. This plan is data-driven, evidence-based, and responsive to findings from data reviews, needs assessment findings, and stakeholder input. The school comprehensive Title I plan articulates how evidence-based strategies, action steps and milestones will support the goals listed below.
Hillsdale Elementary will ensure 40% of Multilingual Learner students make targeted progress as measured by the 2023-2024 WIDA Access Assessment.
Historical Data of MLL students making targeted progress:
- 2022-2023: 40%
- 2021-2022: 48%
- 2020-2021: 25%
- 2019-2020: 43%
Hillsdale Elementary will ensure students demonstrate increased proficiency and growth on reading assessments. Teachers will ensure at least 75% of students make typical or above typical growth on the Acadience Reading Assessment. At least 20% of students in grades 3-6 will demonstrate proficiency on Utah\'s RISE Assessment.
Historical Acadience Reading Growth:
- 2022-2023: 75%
- 2021-2022: 80%
- 2020-2021: 67%
- 2018-2019: 53%
Historical RISE English Language Arts Proficiency:
- 2022-2023: 15%
- 2021-2022: 17%
- 2020-2021: 14%
- 2018-2019: 14%
Hillsdale Elementary will ensure students demonstrate increased proficiency and growth on math assessments. Teachers will ensure at least 75% of students make typical or above typical growth on the Acadience Math Assessment. At least 20% of students in grades 3-6 will demonstrate proficiency on Utah\'s RISE Assessment.
Historical Acadience Math Growth:
- 2022-2023: 80%
- 2021-2022: 71%
- (No test administered prior to 2021-2022 School Year)
Historical RISE Math Proficiency:
- 2022-2023: 13%
- 2021-2022: 16%
- 2020-2021: 12%
- 2018-2019: 16%
3275 West, 3100 South
West Valley City, Utah 84119
October 9, 2023
Dear Parent or Guardian,
We are writing to let you know that Hillsdale Elementary School has been designated as a Title I Comprehensive Support and Improvement school. This designation means that the school is among the lowest-performing fifteen percent of Utah’s Title I schools in academic performance and growth.
The program improvement designation provides an opportunity for principals, teachers, and parents to focus on areas of school improvement. The Granite School District and the Utah State Board of Education are working with our school to improve teaching and learning, especially in the areas of reading and mathematics by providing technical assistance and professional development opportunities to the teachers and administrators within our school.
Hillsdale Elementary School is working to improve its academic program by undergoing a rigorous school improvement effort led by a school system of support team. We are dedicated to ensuring growth for all students by utilizing research-based instructional practices and rigorous instructional tools, using whole group and small group instruction to best meet students\' individual needs, supporting students who are learning English as a second language, as well as creating a safe, welcoming, encouraging school environment. However, parent support is essential to the success of the school improvement efforts.
Parents can effectively assist student achievement improvement in the following ways:
- Communicating frequently with your student’s teachers
- Making sure your student attends school regularly
- Helping your student with homework
- Monitoring your student’s screen time
- Reading aloud to your student
- Volunteering in the classroom
- Participating in school decision-making
We want to request your help as the school addresses its academic needs and will invite parents to serve on the committee that will develop a school improvement plan.
Rich K. Nye, Ph.D., Superintendent
Aaron R. Wilson, Ed.D., Title I Director
Monica Thayer, PrincipalBack to Index