• What is Title I?
    Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) 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 which support students identified as failing or most at risk of failing the state’s challenging performance standards in mathematics, reading, and writing.


    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)
    Learning Assistance Program (LAP) programs serve eligible students who need intensive academic support for reading, writing and math, or the readiness to learn these core subjects. With special emphasis on the early grades, schools use their state LAP funds to design programs that give these students the strong start they need for academic success.


    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 dhull@bridgeport.wednet.edu