Learning Assistance Program (LAP)
The 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 14 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 classified and certificated 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 and comprehension using a program called Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI). Some students receive additional support in building vocabulary and oral language comprehension through shared reading and a program called “Let’s Talk About It!” All intervention programs used in Renton School District are research-based and align to the core curriculum.