Learning Assistance Program (LAP)
The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) provides supplemental instruction and services to students who are not yet meeting academic standards in basic skills areas as identified by statewide, school, or district assessments or other performance measurement tools. In 2021, the Washington state legislature passed House Bill 1208, a bill that significantly modifies state laws pertaining to LAP. This law became effective on April 21, 2021. See Chapter 28A.165 RCW and Chapter 392-162 WAC Emergency Rules.
LAP services may include academic and non-academic supports that focus on accelerating student growth and addressing barriers preventing students from accessing core instruction.
Guidance on the End-of-Year Reports (EDS) from OSPI:
- LAP End-of-Year webinar recording | Webinar presentation slides
- LAP End-of-Year user guide
- CEDARS manuals and appendices
- Checking LAP data accuracy
- LAP CEDARS codes
- Data Dashboard User Guide
- Tableau Data Portal: Quick Guide
Guidance on calculating student growth from assessment vendors:
- DIBELS Data System: WA Months of Growth Report guidance document
- i-Ready Diagnostic Scores to meet LAP data reporting guidance
- MAP Growth results guidance
- Considerations for using Renaissance STAR Data for LAP (Updated October 2022)
Menus of Best Practices & Strategies
Through the passage of House Bill (HB) 1208, in 2021, local education agencies (LEAs) are no longer required to align their LAP services with the menus of best practices. However, the ELA menu is still required for K-4 literacy improvement strategies through ESSB 5946. OSPI encourages LEAs to continue using the menus to inform their services.