TITLE I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to states and school districts to meet the needs of educationally at-risk students. Title I’s goal is to provide extra instructional services and activities which support students identified as failing or most at risk of failing the state’s challenging performance standards in mathematics, reading and writing.
The Title I program provides student with extra educational assistance beyond the regular classroom and serves students in elementary and secondary (middle and high) schools who have demonstrated extra assistance is needed. Title I also serves students who attend private schools.
The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) is Washington’s state-funded program providing additional academic support to eligible students. Eligible students are those achieving below grade level on the state’s assessment, and 11thand 12th grade students at risk of not graduating. Achievement on district assessment of basic skills may also be considered. LAP funds are available to support programs in Grades K-12 in reading, writing and mathematics and in readiness for those subjects.
Extended Learning Opportunities (ELOs) include a broad range of programs that provide children with academic interventions, enrichment and/or supervised activities beyond the traditional school day, and in some cases, beyond the traditional school year. Many schools offer extended learning programs as a strategy for improving or enhancing student achievement, and for students who need extra support to be successful academically. What happens before and after school can be as important as what happens during the school day.