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Learning Assistance Program (LAP)

During the 2021 legislative session the legislature passed SHB 1208, a bill that significantly modifies state laws pertaining to the Learning Assistance Program (LAP). This law became effective on April 21, 2021. Please review the SHB 1208 bulletinquestions and answers, and timeline infographic for more information about these changes. Our team is currently working to update the information and materials on this webpage to align with the changes in law. If you have questions, please contact the LAP office at 360-725-6100, or email LAP.

The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) provides supplemental instruction and services to students who are not meeting academic standards in basic skills areas (reading, writing, and mathematics as well as readiness associated with these skills) as identified by statewide, school, or district assessments or other performance measurement tools.

These services may include academic and nonacademic supports that focus on accelerating student growth to make progress towards grade level and addressing barriers preventing students from accessing core instruction. The intent is for LAP-served students to increase academic growth during the period of time they are provided services.

Washington State Laws & Regulations

Title I, Part A-Closing Educational Achievement Gaps

Title I, Part A funding can support early learning and Kindergarten to grade 12. These programs and services provide customized instruction and curricula that helps students meet academic standards and take an active, engaged interest in what they can learn and do.

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