Students are served in small, flexible groups, focusing on supplemental interventions to accelerate their learning.
Title I and LAP staff collaborate closely with classroom teachers and other school staff to ensure students are receiving the appropriate interventions.
Title I is a federally funded program designed to help students who need extra support in school. Funds are given to each school district dependent upon the number of low-income families in the district. The state sets high academic standards that each child is expected to work toward achieving. The Eatonville School District, individual schools, and parents work together to plan programs to help children accelerate their learning. Parents are encouraged to be involved.
There are two kinds of Title I programs. A Title I Targeted Assistance program identifies individual children who need extra assistance in the areas of reading, math, and behavior. Another type of Title I program is a school-wide program. A school can be identified for a Title I school-wide program when more than 40% of the students participate in the free and reduced lunch program.
Learning Assistance Program (LAP)
The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) is supported by the state of Washington. LAP programs serve eligible students who need academic support in reading. Schools use their state LAP funds to deliver supplemental instruction in small groups.
Characteristics of Both Programs
Both Title I and LAP programs provide instruction for students that is supplemental to the regular education program. Educational goals are determined for each student and are evaluated frequently through formal and informal assessments. Students are given extra support in reading or math to accelerate their learning. Parents are notified of student progress several times throughout the year.