What is Title I?
Title I, Part A is a federal program designed "To provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps."
Title I, Part A funding can support early learning and Kindergarten to grade 12. These programs and services provide customized instruction and curricula that helps students meet academic standards and take an active, engaged interest in what they can learn and do. As the oldest and largest federal education program, Title I, Part A programs build equity of opportunity for children whose struggles keep them on the academic sidelines. One-third of the public schools in Washington State operate Title I, Part A programs, providing academic services to over 350,000 students annually.
What do Title I programs offer?
- Smaller classes or special instructional spaces
- Additional teachers and aides
- Opportunities for professional development for school staff
- Extra time for teaching Title I students the skills they need
- A variety of supplementary teaching methods
- Additional teaching materials which supplement a student’s regular instruction
Learning Assistance Program (LAP)
The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) offers supplemental services for K-12 students scoring below grade-level standard in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. These servcies focus on accelerating student growth to make progress towards grade level and addressing barriers preventing students from accessing core instruction. They may include academic readiness skill development or behavior supports.
What do LAP programs offer?
- Extended learning time before or after the regular school day, on Saturday, beyond the regular school year
- Tutoring to include pull-out/push-in support that occurs during the school day
- Extended learning opportunities program grades 8, 11, 12 (graduation assistance).
- Professional development for educators working with LAP students on issues relevant to the needs of struggling learners
- Content/instructional coaches who work with teachers to accelerate growth for struggling learners.
Special Programs Director: Diane Hull (509) 686-5656 firstname.lastname@example.org