TITLE I Program
Ms. Zoe Luke
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) For Nonpublic Students
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ESSA is a federally funded program where district contracts and consultations direct our ESSA services to students in nonpublic schools. The goal of the program has always been to provide instruction in math and literacy that results in academic achievement in small group, pull-out sessions or afterschool programs.
ERESC has been a preferred provider with a proven track record of student growth resulting from instructional excellence. The renewal of contracts to provide ESSA/Title I services is evidence of the outstanding service provided by our ERESC supervisor and certified teachers. District personnel work with our ERESC Title I/ESSA Supervisor to examine the allocations, criteria for eligibility of services and number of students at each school. Our certified supervisor conducts data collection for reports that are required by federal law and provides them to each district in a timely manner. ERESC services save schools and districts money by gathering, analyzing and writing reports.
Data driven instruction, research based methods and an alignment to the NJSLS have all contributed to an endurance of service contracts with many school districts. Our program is designed to motivate students to achieve the critical skills they need to accomplish on grade level or beyond performance. Frequent individualized one on one attention is frequently delivered by instructors to students resulting in rapid academic progress.
Certified supervisors share mandates, updates, instructional strategies and innovative technology systems with teachers. Professional development as mandated by the NJDOE is tracked. It is expected that ERESC teachers participate in workshop hours that will exceed the yearly expectation. To maintain excellence, certified teachers are evaluated using the Stronge Teacher Evaluation System. Instructional excellence is maintained through conversations and trainings on new techniques, strategies and programs that will impact learning.
ESSA/Title I considers the needs of the total child. Once academic strides become a reality, the student enjoys greater self-esteem and then there is no telling how far the student will excel.
Title I Parent Information
Parent Right-to-Know Letter
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was passed by the U.S. Congress late last year and signed into law on December 10, 2015. The ESSA replaces the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and is the latest reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
Although NCLB was designed to make changes in teaching and learning in order to increase students’ academic achievement, the Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) provision under NCLB was eliminated from the ESSA. Despite this fact, all educators in New Jersey still are required to hold the appropriate state certificate/license for their given position.
Under the ESSA, all schools receiving Title I funds must inform parents of their right to ask schools about the professional qualifications of their child’s teachers and paraprofessionals. Our school receives Title I funding and we are happy to share this information with you upon your request.
New Jersey has some of the most qualified teachers in the country, and we are extremely proud of the quality of the teaching staff in the School District. All our regular teachers have college degrees and many have advanced degrees. In addition, every teacher continues learning through professional development activities and our teachers are evaluated each year to make sure their teaching skills remain at the highest possible level.
I encourage you to support your child’s education and communicate with your child’s teacher(s) on a regular basis. For more information on ESSA, and the role of parents, please visit the United States Department of Education’s (USDE) website at
By partnering, families and educators can provide your child with the best education possible.
The ERESC Team
Helping your child become a reader
Other than helping your children to grow up healthy and happy, the most important thing that you can do for them is to help them develop their reading skills. This booklet offers pointers on how to build the language skills of young children, and includes a list of typical language accomplishments for different age groups, suggestions for books, and resources for children with reading problems or learning disabilities.
What parents can ask and do to help their child thrive at school
Helping your child succeed in school
The NJDOE Family Portal
Book suggestions for all ability and grade levels
Here you can find a list of different books (with a brief summary of the text) for your child to read based upon their grade level. Most of these books can be found in your local public library.