What is the Learning Assistance Program? (LAP)
LAP is a state funded program which offers supplemental services for K–12 students scoring below grade-level standard in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. These services focus on accelerating student growth to make progress towards grade level. They may include academic readiness skill development or behavior supports. These services address barriers preventing students from accessing core instruction. The intent is for LAP students to increase academic growth during the period of time they are provided services. LAP emphasizes research-based best practices designed to increase student achievement.
Districts implementing LAP services must:
- Focus first on addressing the needs of K–4 students in reading or reading readiness skills;
- Use data when developing programs;
- Provide the most effective and efficient practices when implementing supplemental instruction; and
Approximately 50 percent of LAP-enrolled students are in grades K-4 and receiving ELA or readiness services.
Excerpts from the OSPI website at www.k12.wa.us
Stanwood-Camano School District uses multiple assessment measures in the fall, winter, and spring of each school year to assess all of our elementary students in reading. Students scoring below what is considered grade-level percentiles are eligible to take part in the Title I and/or LAP programs. Classroom performance and teacher input is also considered. Please contact your child's teacher or the LAP Coordinator, Cindy Phillips at Cedarhome Elementary if you have any questions about how your child performed on the assessments or to ask any questions you may have.
Title I/LAP Parent Policy
Please click on the link below to view the Stanwood-Camano School District's Title I/LAP Parent Policy and learn more about Cedarhome Elementary's LAP Program.
Learning Assistance Program Parent Policy