Title I/Learning Assistance Programs
Title I is designed to help at-risk students meet challenging content and student performance standards in school attendance areas and schools with a large population of children from low-income families and in local institutions for neglected or delinquent children. Part A of Title I provides financial assistance through state educational agencies (SEAs) to local educational agencies (LEAs).
In Woodland School District, Woodland Middle School is a Targeted Assistance Title I school. Supplemental services are provided to students who have been identified as failing or most at risk of failing to meet the state’s challenging content and student performance standards. Eligible students have been identified as having the greatest need for special assistance.
Children eligible for services must be from the following populations:
- Children not older than 21 who are entitled to a free public education through grade 12.
- Children not yet meeting grade level standards where the LEA provides free public education, yet are of an age at which they can benefit from an instructional program in a school or educational setting.
The program’s goal is to improve teaching and learning to enable participants to meet the state performance standards that all students are expected to master. In order to accomplish this goal, the program must be based on effective means for improving achievement of the identified students; use effective instructional strategies, provide accelerated, high quality curriculum, minimize removing students from the regular classroom, coordinate and support the regular education program, provide instruction via qualified and trained professional staff and implement strategies to increase parental involvement.
Learning Assistance Program K-4
Learning Assistance Program (LAP) is a state funded program serving students who need additional academic support in reading, in addition to classroom core instruction. According to court decisions and state law, the Learning Assistance Program is part of basic education and is intended to accomplish three purposes.
- To increase education performance of students with “special needs” who are “deficient in basic skills achievement within the regular classroom”.
- To “enhance the ability of basic education teachers to identify and address learning problems in the regular classroom”.
- To stimulate development by local schools and districts of innovative and effective means of serving students who score in the bottom quartile on the state skills test.
School districts implementing a LAP program shall focus first on addressing the needs of students in grades kindergarten through fourth, who are deficient in reading or reading readiness skills to improve literacy.
At Woodland School District, kindergarten through fourth grade students will get extra learning time to practice and build reading skills during our intervention program. The program takes place during each grade level’s extension block. The extension block is forty five minutes of extra learning time in addition to the core instruction Tuesday through Friday where students have the opportunity to participate in small group instruction. Teachers use our newly adopted researched based curriculum that is fully aligned to state standards to improve student learning. All services provided in LAP are supplemental to the core instruction of the classroom teacher and based on evidence of student performance. Teachers also participate in weekly collaborative professional learning time to discuss student growth goals and interventions. Woodland supports all learners with engaging rigorous curriculum aligned to standards, as well as assessment tools to measure and report student growth.
For additional information on the Learning Assistance Program please visit the OSPI Learning Assistance Program link.
If you would like further information on Title 1 or LAP programs you may contact:
|Tara Eilts||Title 1 Program Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||360.841.2850|
|Patricia Jones||Woodland Primary School LAP Coordinatoremail@example.com||360.841.2900|
|Malinda Huddleston||Woodland Intermediate School LAP Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org||360.841.2750|
Executive Director of Learning Supports and Alternatives
800 Second Street, Woodland, WA 98674