LAP programs serve eligible students who need academic support for reading, writing, and math, or who need readiness skills to learn these core subjects. With special emphasis on reading literacy in the early grades, schools use their state LAP funds to deliver supplemental services that give these students the strong start they need for academic success. Districts must first use LAP funds to address the needs of children in grades kindergarten through 4 who are deficient in reading or reading readiness skills to improve reading literacy. An eligible student, defined in RCW 28A.165.015, is “a student in kindergarten through grade twelve who scores below standard for his or her grade level using multiple measures of performance, including statewide student assessments or other assessments and performance measurement tools administered by the school or district and who is identified by the district to receive services.” Davis Elementary Literacy support is implemented using LAP funds for eligible students.
Parents are encouraged to partner with teachers and students by providing support at home and communicating regularly with the LAP teacher to improve student success.