Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is a federal program that provides financial assistance to states and school districts to meet the needs of educationally at-risk students. The goal of Title I is to provide extra instructional services and activities that support students identified as failing or at risk of failing the state’s performance standards in math, reading and/or writing.
The Learning Assistance Program provides additional academic support to eligible K-12 students in reading and math skills. LAP programs are supported with Washington state funds and given to school districts within the state.
Currently, LAP-funded services must first focus on kindergarten through fourth-grade students who are deficient in reading or reading-readiness and math skills.
Eligible students are the “greatest in need” as determined by a rank order of scores taken from statewide and/or district assessments. LAP services are interventions, supplemental to the core instruction in reading, math and/or writing.
How our school uses LAP resources
Lincoln’s LAP program provides additional learning time outside of Core Instruction to practice and build reading and/or math skills. Each group is led by a LAP reading teacher and typically has three to six students. Each trimester, a LAP progress report for parents is included in their child’s report card.