LAP Expert Panel — English Language Arts
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English Language Arts — Menu of Best Practices & Strategies for Grades K-12

Learning Assistance Program: ELA Expert Panel
The cross-disciplinary panel reflects a wide range of experience and professional expertise within the K-20 environment. The state Legislature has charged the panel to “assist in the development of a menu of best practices and strategies that will provide guidance to districts as they work to impact student ELA academic achievement.” Chapter 28A.655.235 RCW and WAC 392-162

Meeting Calendar
February 21, 2014 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. │ Webinar Agenda
March 5 & 6, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Agenda
April 18, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Agenda
May 13 & 14, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Agenda
June 17 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. | Agenda

Work Plan
This document describes the work plan of the expert panel for English Language Arts (ELA). On page 1, there is a graphic that shows how the group will organize its areas of focus. The panel will meet as a group five times: two sessions will be face-to-face, three will take place online as webinars. This document also presents a broad outline of each session.

Working Documents, Presentations & Research
Find materials under review by the ELA panel.
Session 1Session 2Session 3Session 4 | Session 5

Session 1 — Orientation — Friday, February 21, 2014

Working Documents

Research Under Review

Session 1 Orientation (PDF)

Inventory of Evidence- and Research-based Practices (PDF) Washington State Institute for Public Policy

What Is an Effect Size? (PDF)
Washington State Institute for Public Policy

Orientation only. No reading required. 


Session 2 — Tutoring & Extended Learning Time — March 5 & 6, 2014

Working Documents

Research Under Review


Time Well Spent: Eight Powerful Practices of Successful Expanded-Time Schools (PDF)

Expanding Time for Learning Both Inside and Outside the Classroom: A Review of the Evidence Base, Executive Summary


Session 3 — Professional Development & Family Involvement — April 18, 2014

Working Documents

Research Under Review

Session 3 Presentation (PDF)

Family Involvement Outline (PDF)

Tutoring Outline (PDF)

Extended Learning Outline (PDF)

Professional Development Outline (PDF)

Family Involvement Outline & Follow Up (PDF)

Session 3 Follow Up (PDF)

Professional Learning in the Learning Profession: A Status Report on Teacher Development in the United States and Abroad (PDF)

What Kinds of Family Engagement Are Most Effective? (PDF)

The Impact of Family Involvement on the Education of Children Ages 3 to 8 (PDF)

The School-Family connection: Looking at the Larger Picture, A Review of current Literature (PDF)

Reviewing the Evidence in How Teacher Professional Development Affects Student Achievement (PDF)


Session 4 — Consultant Teachers, Community Outreach, Special Assistance for 8th/11th/12th Graders, Innovative, Emerging or Promising Practices — May 13 & 14

Working Documents

Research Under Review

Session 4 Presentation (PDF)

Coaching Outline (PDF)

Community Partnerships (PDF)

Credit Retrieval Outline (PDF)

Literacy Collaborative PD (PDF)

The Urban Reading Specialist (PDF)

What Matters for Elementary Literacy Coaching (PDF)

Closing Gaps in School Community Practice (PDF)

Expanding Minds and Opportunities for Credit Recovery (PDF)


Session 5 — Comprehensive Review of Best Practices. Identify Areas of Consensus, and Where No Consensus Exists, Clarify Majority/Minority Opinions — June 17

Working Documents

Research Under Review












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