Title I / Learning Assistance Program (LAP)
What are the Title I and Learning Assistance Programs (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 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB) on December 10, 2015, as the reauthorizaiton of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). ESSA became fully operational in 2017 - 2018.
The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) is a state-funded program established by the Washington State Legislature in 1979. The state's first focus is K-4 Literacy. For more information on the LAP program visit OSPI website.
The object of both programs is to accelerate the achievement of students performing below grade level by providing supplemental academic supports, and/or behavior supports.
Who is eligible?
The Federal Way School District uses Title I and LAP resources primarily to assist elementary and secondary students who are identified as failing or most at risk of failing the state’s performance standards in mathematics, reading, and writing. Students are identified for Title I or LAP services based on state and district assessment scores.
Title I and LAP services offered are in addition to the core curriculum provided to all students. The Federal Way Public School District has assembled a list of research-based intervention materials that have a track record of success and the district can support.
- Process for Qualifying & Serving Scholars in FWPS Title I/ LAP Math
- Process for Qualifying and Serving Scholars in FWPS Title I/ LAP Reading
Eligible students may receive support during the day, before or after school, and/or in summer school. There are several delivery models for intervention, including pull-out in small groups, push-in to serve within a classroom, a hybrid of the pull-out and push-in, and one-to-one tutorial support from a certified teacher, or trained paraprofessional.
Title I Schools
Schools with Learning Assistance Program Supports
File A Complaint
Federal Way Public Schools makes every effort to resolve parent and community concerns at the school or district level. Read our District Celebrations, Concerns & Recognitions Policy.
If you feel your concern has not been adequate addressed, you can submit a citizen complaint. A citizen complaint is a written statement to OSPI alleging that a federal or state special education rule or law has been violated by a school district, another public agency serving special education students, an educational service district, or the state.
More information on this process can be found on the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for Washington State website for Filing a Citizen Complaint.