Title I & LAP (Learning Assistance Program)
Title I/LAP questions? 253-571-1346
Tacoma Public Schools supports a school wide Title I and LAP program in identified schools designed to ensure that students with learning needs can learn and grow to meet grade level standards.
The Title I Part A Program is a federally funded program designed to provide supplemental educational services for students who are at risk of failing to meet grade level standards in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. The goal of the program is to provide additional or supplemental supports so students can close the learning and achievement gap. Title I, is a program offered by ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) which was signed into law December 10, 2015.
The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) is a state funded program that provides additional support to eligible students. LAP funds are used to support students performing below grade level in grades K-4 in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics, 11th and 12th grade students at risk for not graduating, and behavioral interventions for students to address gaps in their learning.
K5 Reading - Intervention Framework
As of October 1, 2017, a total of 505 classroom teachers and principals were provided training in the Intervention Framework model. The core Intervention Framework team, which consisted of staff members from C & I, EL, SPED, and Title I/LAP, have followed up with all participants sharing best practices to address the learning needs of every child that they serve.
Superintendent Santorno, along with Cabinet members have been introduced to the framework through a training session and provided with actual resource materials. Cabinet members and Tacoma Public Schools Trustee members have been given frequent updates and outcomes as teachers utilize the Intervention Framework resources.
Elementary Principals have been surveyed to provide feedback on how the Intervention Framework is being implemented in their buildings. As a team, we will be examining the impact of implementing the Intervention Framework.