Title I & LAP
What are Title I and the Learning Assistance Program (LAP)?
Title I is a federally funded program established by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) is a state-funded program established by the Washington Legislature in 1979.
The purpose of both programs is to accelerate the achievement of students performing below grade level by providing supplemental academic support.
Who is eligible?
The Tukwila School District uses Title I and LAP resources primarily to assist elementary students who are at risk of not meeting the state’s performance standards in reading and/or math.
Students are identified for Title I or LAP services based on state and district assessment scores. The services offered are in addition to the core curriculum provided to all students. Eligible students may receive support during the school day, before or after school, or in the summer. The services may include:
- One-on-one tutoring
- Small group instruction
- Classroom intervention
- Take-home instructional resources
How will I know if my child is receiving Title I or LAP services?
Each Title I and LAP elementary school has an intervention team that coordinates the supplemental services provided to identified students by Title I and LAP staff. Intervention staff members work closely with classroom teachers to identify eligible students and determine the most effective supplemental services.
If your child receives additional academic support, you will be informed by your classroom teacher during conferences and through progress reports, report cards, and other communication.
If you have additional questions about your child’s participation in the Title I or LAP program, please contact your school principal.
Ways to support your child’s learning
Title I and LAP programs encourage families to be involved in their child’s education. Research shows that academic achievement improves significantly when parents are involved in school and at home. Families are invited to be involved in the following ways:
- Attending teacher conferences.
- Assisting your child with schoolwork and learning activities at home.
- Participating in school and district Title I and LAP parent events.
- Joining your school’s title I or LAP planning team.
- Volunteering in your child’s classroom or during school events.
- Engaging your child in conversation about what they are learning.
- Communicating with your child’s teacher and school staff when you have questions.
Your school and teacher will regularly send home newsletters and other important information with opportunities for involvement. A good way to receive district-level information is to sign up for TSD eNews.
- Title I/LAP oversight:JoAnne Fabian, Chief Academic Officer, 206-901-8032.
Title I complaint process
Any citizen is allowed to file a complaint that alleges a violation of a federal rule, law, or regulation.
- Anyone can file a citizen complaint.
- There is no special form.
- There is no need to know the law that governs a federal program to file a complaint.