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Renton School District

Learning Assistance Program (LAP)

Renton School District’s LAP mission is to provide intensive intervention for students below standard in reading. The goal of the program is to accelerate learning for these students and bring them quickly to standard. All of Renton School District’s 15 elementary schools receive LAP funds to support K-4 Literacy.

Students qualify for additional reading support based upon multiple measures including the Smarter Balance Assessment, Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment and other district assessments. Each elementary school identifies the students who are struggling the most to achieve standard and uses the results of district assessments to support students with additional reading instruction. Students served in LAP are taught by highly trained certificated and classified staff members in small group or one-on-one settings during the school day.

Students served in LAP work on reading skills and strategies tailored to their needs. Instruction may be focused on developing foundational skills, phonics and comprehension using Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) or Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words (SIPPS). Phonemic Awareness interventions are provided through Heggerty, Bridging the Gap. All intervention programs used in Renton School District are research-based and align to the core curriculum.


Director of Categorical Programs
(425) 204-2420
LAP Facilitator
(425) 204-2282 
A LAP classroom showing staff and students at work.

Parent Resources

These websites and links are listed as possible resources for your use but are organizations outside of the Renton School District site and therefore are not endorsed by the District.  Every effort to give accurate and up to date information has been made. However, it is your responsibility to view the contents of any web page referenced from this list for content appropriateness. You are also subject to each individual site's privacy policy.

The Reading Rockets project is comprised of PBS television programs, available on videotape and DVD and online services.

Colorin Colorado site for helping students read (English)

Time For Kids | Classroom - Subject searches and many resources for kids