Federal Funding Programs
Title 1 Part A Sec. 1111(C)
Definition
Results in continuous and substantial academic improvement for all students

Alignment
TeachTown Basics research has shown a 14 month increase in a 3 month period in several domains on the Brigance Developmental Assessment
Title 1 Sec. 101
Definition
Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged.

Alignment
TeachTown Basics provides a comprehensive academic early intervention program that supports state standards
Title 1 Sec. 1001(1)
Definition
Provides funding to ensure that high quality assessments, accountability systems, teacher preparation and training, curriculum and instructional materials are aligned with State Standards.

Alignment
Please click here to see TeachTown Basics and Common Core Standards.
Title 1 Sec. 1001(2)
Definition
Meeting the educational needs of low-achieving children in highest poverty schools.

Alignment
TeachTown Basics provides a comprehensive academic early intervention program that aligns to Pre-School, Kindergarten and 1st Grade state standards. TeachTown: Basics research has shown a 14 month increase in a 3 month period on the Brigance Developmental Assessment. TeachTown: Basics data reporting capabilities show student progress, learning rates, response patterns, usage, whole classroom date and the usage patterns of staff and parents. In addition, the reports can provide data on site and district usage by classroom, individual staff usage and parent involvement; all of which assists in meeting the needs of low-achieving students.
Title 1 Sec. 1001(3)
Definition
Closing the achievement gap between high and low performing children

Alignment
TeachTown Basics research has shown a 14 month increase in a 3 month period on the Brigance Developmental Assessment. In an additional study, the comparison group was higher functioning than the control group; however, post intervention showed that the control group either caught up or surpassed the comparison group.
Title 1 Part A Sec. 1001(8)
Definition
Providing children with enriched and accelerated programs, including the use of school wide programs that increase the amount and quality of instructional time

Alignment
TeachTown Basics and Off-Computer activities improves the quality of instruction by providing activities that focus on both receptive and expressive language with a comprehensive academic early intervention program. TeachTown: Basics provides opportunities for students to work independently, thereby freeing up the teacher to work individually with other students.
Title 1 Part A Sec. 1001(9)
Definition
Providing children access to effective, scientifically based instruction strategies and challenging academic content

Alignment
TeachTown Basics uses scientifically based instructional and behavioral models such as ABA to teach a challenging curriculum
Title 1 Part A Sec. 1001(10)
Definition
Providing staff in participating schools substantial opportunities for professional development

Alignment
TeachTown offers Fidelity and Implementation training in order for teaching staff to receive the maximum benefit for their students.
Title 1 Part A Sec. 1001(12)
Definition
Affording parents substantial and meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children

Alignment
TeachTown Basics offers a "Notes" feature to help teachers and parents communicate with one another on their student's/child's progress. In addition, TeachTown: Basics Off-Computer activities provides generalization opportunities for parents to work at home with their children.
Title 1 Sec. 1002(d)
Definition
Prevention and intervention programs for youth who are neglected, delinquent, or at risk

Alignment
TeachTown Basics provides a comprehensive academic early intervention program that supports state standards. TeachTown: Basics' comprehensive developmental curriculum aligns to commonly used developmental measures such as ABLLS-R, Brigance, AEPS, PEP-3, South Carolina Curriculum, Vineland and The DENVER Model
Title 1 Part A Sec. 1114(b)(ii)
Definition
Use effective methods and instructional strategies that are based on scientifically based research that strengthens the core academic program in the school

Alignment
TeachTown Basics uses scientifically based instructional and behavioral models such as ABA in conjunction with Discrete Trial Training and Pivotal Response Treatment to teach a challenging curriculum. TeachTown: Basics research has shown a 14 month increase in a 3 month period on the Brigance Developmental Assessment.
Title II Part D Sec. 2402 (1)
Definition
To provide assistance to States and localities for the implementation and support of a comprehensive system that effectively uses technology in elementary schools

Alignment
TeachTown Basics is an early intervention comprehensive computer software program that supports the classroom teacher and aligns to state standards. TTBasics uses CAI and the Internet.
Title II Part A Sec. 2102 (1)
Definition
Increase student academic achievement through strategies such as improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classroom

Alignment
TeachTown Basics offers Fidelity and Implementation training in order for teaching staff to receive the maximum benefit for their students.
Title 1 Part A Sec. 1116 (12)(C)(ii)
Definition
Supplemental Educational Services that are of high quality, research based, and specifically designed to increase the academic achievement of eligible children on the academic assessments required under section 1111.

Alignment
TeachTown Basics uses scientifically based instructional and behavioral models such as ABA to teach a challenging curriculum. TTBasics research has shown a 14 month increase in a 3 month period on the Brigance Developmental Assessment. TTBasics research has been supported by grants from NSF and ED.
Title 1 Part A Sec. 1115-2(A)
Definition
Children who are economically disadvantaged, children with disabilities, migrant children or limited English proficient children.

Alignment
TeachTown Basics is a comprehensive program that includes lessons such as letter identification, letter matching, labeling and sight word vocabulary in order to increase language skills.
Title 1 Part A Sec. 1115-1(B)
Definition
Children identified by the school as failing, or most at risk of failing to meet the state’s academic standards

Alignment
TeachTown Basics is an early intervention program that supports state standards in order to provide struggling students with necessary academic intervention. The software's artifical intelligence accommodates to a student's strengths and weaknesses in order to move a child forward or provide additional practice.
Title 1 Part A Sec. 1115-2(B)
Definition
A child who, at any time preceding the first year, participated in a Head Start, Even Start, or Early Reading First Program

Alignment
TeachTown Basics is a comprehensive program that includes lessons such as letter identification, letter matching, labeling and sight word vocabulary in order to increase language skills that fit the goals of Head Start, Even Start and the Early Reading First Program
Title II Part D Sec. 2402 (4)
Definition
Integrate technology effectively into curricula and instruction that are aligned with challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards, through such means as high-quality professional development programs.

Alignment
TeachTown Basics is an early intervention comprehensive computer software program that supports the classroom teacher and aligns to state standards.
Title II Part D Sec. 2402 (8)
Definition
To support local efforts using technology to promote parent and family involvement in education and communication among students, parents, teachers, principals, and administrators

Alignment
TeachTown Basics offers a "Notes" feature to help teachers and parents communicate with one another on their student's/child's progress. In addition, TeachTown: Basics Off-Computer activities provides generalization opportunities for parents to work at home with their children.
Title III
Definition
Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students

Alignment
TeachTown Basics is a comprehensive program that includes lessons such as letter identification, letter matching, labeling and sight word vocabulary in order to increase language skill and build skills for students who are Limited English Proficient.
Title V Part A Sec. 5101 (2)
Definition
To provide funding to enable State educational agencies to implement promising educational reform programs and school improvement programs based on scientifically based research.

Alignment
TeachTown Basics uses scientifically based instructional and behavioral models such as ABA to teach a challenging curriculum. TeachTown: Basics research has shown a 14 month increase in a 3 month period on the Brigance Developmental Assessment.
Title V Part A Sec. 5101 (4)
Definition
To meet the educational needs of all students, including at-risk youth

Alignment
TeachTown Basics is an early intervention program that supports state standards in order to provide struggling students with necessary academic intervention. The software's artifical intelligence accommodates to a student's strengths and weaknesses in order to move a child forward or provide additional practice.
Title V Part A Sec. 5101 (5)
Definition
To develop and implement educational programs to improve school, student and teacher performance, including professional development activities and class size reduction programs

Alignment
TeachTown Basics offers Fidelity and Implementation training in order for teaching staff to receive the maximum benefit for their students. TTBasics enables students to work independently therefore reducing the need for additional staff.
Title V Subpart 3 Sec. 5131 (26)
Definition
Programs that employ research-based cognitive and perceptual development approaches and rely on a diagnostic-prescription model to improve students/learning of academic content and the preschool, elementary, and secondary levels

Alignment
Students are assessed for skill level using a student placement questionnaire completed by the parents and/or teachers. Based on the responses, the software automatically places that student in the correct level for their ability. As the student makes progress or needs additional practice, the software will automatically adjust to meet the student's needs.
Title V Subpart 3 Sec. 5131 (3)
Definition
Programs for the development or acquisition and use of instructional and educational materials, including library services and materials, academic assessments, reference materials, computer software and hardware for instructional use, and other curricular materials that are tied to high academic standards, that will be used to improve students academic achievement, and that are part of an overall education reform program

Alignment
TeachTown Basics computer software program provides a comprehensive academic program that aligns with state standards. TTBasics research has shown a 14 month increase in a 3 month period on the Brigance Developmental Assessment.
Title V Subpart 3 Sec. 5131 (16)
Definition
Programs to establish or enhance prekindergarten programs for children

Alignment
TeachTown Basics aligns to Pre-School, Kindergarten and 1st grade State Standards.TeachTown: Basics Off Computer Activities help students to generalize the on-computer skills across a variety of environments.
Federal Grants Office of Special Education Programs 84.326
Definition
Promote academic achievement and improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance, dissemination of useful information, and implementation activities that are supported by scientifically based research.

Alignment
TeachTown Basics comprehensive computer software program is based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) which is considered to be one of the most effective treatments for children with autism (National Research Council, 2001) Instructional methodologies include: Discrete Trial Instruction, Pivotal Response, Incidental Teaching and Use of Visual Supports.TeachTown: Basics research has shown a 14 month increase in a 3 month period on the Brigance Developmental Assessment.
Title V Subpart 3 Sec. 5431 (a)(A)
Definition
Provides funding to the implementation of character education programs that are (A) able to be integrated into classroom instruction and to be consistent with State academic content standards; and (B) are able to be carried out in conjunction with other education reform efforts

Alignment
TeachTown Basics Social and Emotional Domain teaches students socially appropriate behaviors, problem solving social situations and practice reading emotions. The lessons within this domain align to state standards and TeachTown: Basics' Off Computer generalization activities are integrated into the classroom instruction as interactive activities.
Federal Grants Office of Special Education Programs 84.327
Definition
Improve results for children with disabilities by promoting the development, demonstration, and use of technology; (2) support education media services activities designed to be of value in the classroom setting to children with disabilities; and (3) provide support for captioning and video description that is appropriate for use in the classroom setting.

Alignment
TeachTown Basics' comprehensive computer software program research has shown a 14 month increase in a 3 month period on the Brigance Developmental Assessment.
Federal Grants Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge 84.412
Definition
Focuses on improving early learning and development programs for young children by supporting States' efforts to: (1) Increase the number and percentage of low-income and disadvantaged children in each age group of infants, toddlers, preschoolers who are enrolled in high-quality early learning programs (2) design and implement an integrated system of high-quality early learning programs and services; and (3) ensure that any use of assessments conforms with recommendations of the National Research Council's reports on early childhood.

Alignment
TeachTown Basics aligns to Preschool state standards and offers a comprehensive high quality early learning program that meets the individual needs of each student.
IDEA 2004 Part B IDEA 2004 Part B; Title 1 Part A; Title III
Definition
Professional development pertaining to interventions that can be applied to at-risk students by regular education teachers and other staff

Alignment
TeachTown Basics offers Fidelity and Implementation training in order for teaching staff to receive the maximum benefit for their students.
Response to Intervention IDEA 2004 Part B; Title 1 Part A; Title III
Definition
Through the allowance for districts to expend IDEA 2004 dollars on early intervening services (EIS) that an opportunity exists to assist general education with the implementation of RTI strategies

Alignment
TeachTown Basics comprehensive computer software program is based on the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) which is considered to be one of the most effective treatments for children with autism (National Research Council, 2001) Instructional methodologies include: Discrete Trial Instruction, Pivotal Response, Incidental Teaching and Use of Visual Supports.TeachTown: Basics research has shown a 14 month increase in a 3 month period on the Brigance Developmental Assessment.
Response to Intervention IDEA 2004 Part B; Title 1 Part A; Title III
Definition
Ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. Funds must be used for programs, activities, and strategies that are scientifically based on research and that meet the needs identified in the sites comprehensive needs assessment process

Alignment
TeachTown Basics comprehensive developmental curriculum aligns to commonly used developmental measures such as ABLLS-R, Brigance, AEPS, PEP-3, South Carolina Curriculum, Vineland and The DENVER Model