Title I & Learning Assistance

What are Title I & Learning Assistance Program (LAP)?
Title I, Part A is a federal program designed "to provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps" and serves the unique needs of children K-12 who struggle to learn. Title I programs and services provide customized instruction and curricula that helps these students meet academic standards and take an active, engaged interest in what they learn and can do. As the oldest and largest federal education program, Title I, Part A programs build equity of opportunity for children whose struggles often keep them on the academic sidelines.

Funds can be used for courses, activities, and programming in subjects such as English, reading or language arts, writing, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, geography, computer science, music, career and technical education, health, physical education, credit recovery, post-secondary instruction, and any other subject with the purpose of providing all students access to an enriched curriculum and educational experience.

The services offered are in addition to the core curriculum provided to all students. Eligible students may receive support during the school day, before or after school, or in summer school. The services provided may include:
  • One-on-one tutoring.
  • Pull-out, small group instruction.
  • In class support (push-in).
  • Take-home instructional resources

Schoolwide Program — Title I, Part A (Lincoln Elementary, Valley View Elementary, Morgan Middle School)
Schoolwide means that all students — based on academic need — are eligible to receive the additional instruction. Though the school is not required to identify certain children as being eligible for services or to provide certain students with any specific supplemental benefits, the focus of the program must be on addressing the needs of low-achieving children and those at risk of not meeting state student academic achievement standards.

Targeted Assistance Model — Title I, Part A (Morgan Middle School)
Targeted assistance programs must use Title I, Part A funds to provide academic services to children who are identified as failing or at risk of failing to meet state standards.

Learning Assistance Program (LAP) is a supplemental state-funded program designed to assist students in grades K-12 who score below standard in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Being that it has the same intent and purpose as Title I, Part A, both programs can be coordinated together to meet student needs.