Title I Program
Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, reauthorized as the No Child Left Behind Act, is the largest federal aid program for K-12 schools. It was established to ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.
Title I funds may be used for a variety of services and activities, most commonly for instruction in reading and mathematics. Although districts and schools may use Title I funds to serve children from preschool age through high school, most focus these funds on students in the early grades; three-quarters (77 percent) of Title I participants are in preschool through grade 6.
Title I also provides support to students in private schools and homeless programs.
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The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) is Washington’s state-funded program that provides additional academic support to eligible students.
Eligible students are defined as those achieving below grade level on the state’s assessment and 11th and 12th grade students at risk of not graduating. In addition, achievement on a district assessment of basic skills may also be considered.
LAP funds are provided to districts to support programs K-12 in reading, writing, mathematics, and readiness for those subjects.
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