• Title I at Cedar Ridge School Plan

    Title I is a federally funded program that aims to support learners in meeting the State's academic standards. Title I funds are to be used to provide services for students identified as needing assistance in meeting grade level expectations. Title I supplements the district's regular educational programming. The goal of the Title I program is to help students meet Minnesota's challenging academic standards. Title I services are available in Reading and Math at Cedar Ridge Elementary School.

    Who are the Title I Teachers?
    Mrs. Sue Roper (sroper@edenpr.org) services the Kindergarten through Grade 3. Ms. Kari Schebo (kschebo@edenpr.org) services Grade 3 through Grade 6.

    How are students identified for Title I?
    Although funding for Title I is related to the number of students who receive free or reduced price meals, participation has nothing to do with economic status. Students are selected to receive Title I services based on a number of factors, including performance on standardized tests, classroom assessments, and teacher recommendation. Title I is not the same as Special Education.

    What kind of assistance is provided?
    Title I services are provided by licensed staff. Students may be seen individually or in small groups. Specific skill areas are targeted, depending on students' needs. This support is in addition to the instruction students receive in the general education classroom.

    How are parents notified of services?
    Parents are notified by the classroom teacher when their child qualifies for Title I support. Families are encouraged to discuss their child's strengths and needs with the teacher. A partnership between home and school is important in student learning. This compact illustrates that everyone has a part to play in student success! A parent permission form and school compact is signed by the parent, classroom teacher, and Title I teacher.

    How are parents notified of student progress?

    All parents are informed of the child’s progress through school conferences and report cards. In addition, it is important for parents to attend the Title I Curriculum Night. Finally, the Title I teachers also send home e-mails and newsletters to inform the parents of the concepts and skills that are worked on during the supplemental time with their child.

    Cedar Ridge Title I Curriculum Night:
    September 17th
    5:00 – 5:45 PM, or 5:45 – 6:30 PM, or 6:30 – 7:15 PM

    Cedar Ridge Fall Conferences:
    October 13th, 4:00 – 8:00 PM
    October 14th, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    October 18th, 4:00 – 8:00 PM
     
    Cedar Ridge Spring Conferences:
    February 16th, 4:00 – 8:00 PM
    February 20th, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    February 23rd, 4:00 – 8:00 PM 

    In addition, Cedar Ridge offers Parent/Student Nights for additional fun and academics. Please join us for “Science/Math Night” at Cedar Ridge. This is a fun-filled night of science and math activities and is hosted by the Bakken Science Museum. Mark your calendars for:
    November 10th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

    How are parents notified of other parent partnerships and other activities?
    Cedar Ridge will inform parents of upcoming events through the weekly newsletter for the school. Individual classroom newsletters are also used to communicate additional opportunities for parents to be involved in classroom or grade level activities. Events are also posted on the school web page.

    Please visit the Eden Prairie website for additional Parent Information Sessions provided for Title I parents.

    How are parents notified of the School Report Card?
    The School Report Card is published on the Minnesota Department of Education website. Visit the following link to view the Cedar Ridge Report Card.

    Local media and newspaper resources report the results to the community. In addition, the results are shared at PTO meetings and individual letters home with each student’s results. Parents have access to the Family Access system to see the assessment scores of their child. Students also take a FASTbridge Assessment (K-5) and a NWEA Assessment (Gr. 6) to help identify area of strength and needs in reading and math instruction.

    The Multiple Measures Rating is an accountability system that is focus on closing the achievement gap and promoting high growth for all students. A Multiple Measurements Rating is given to all schools in the state on an annual basis and measures school performance in the area of proficiency, growth, achievement gap reduction and graduation rates. A second rating, the Focus Rating is also used to measure a school’s success in reducing achievement gap between student groups. The 2016 MMR Score for Cedar Ridge is 89.71% (MMR) and 86.67% (FR). Visit the Minnesota Department of Education website to view Cedar Ridge’s current MMR rating.

    Parents’ Right to Know
    Parents have a right to know about the qualifications of the staff working with their child in Title I. This includes knowing:
    • The level of education, degrees, or certifications staff members hold
    • Whether or not the staff member is working under a provisional status (which may mean they are working in an area outside of their licensure)
    • If the staff member is not highly qualified