Title and LAP programs provide qualifying students extra help in reading and math to improve their academic achievement. Our schools receive funding through two programs: one is federally funded, while the other is state funded. Both serve the same purpose… to provide extra support to help our students improve in reading and math to meet grade level benchmarks. A quick overview of Snoqualmie Valley School District's Title 1/LAP program is available in our Title I/LAP brochure.
Title I: Title I is a federally funded program for students struggling in basic skills such as reading and math. The level of funding received from the federal government determines the schools with Title I programs, and each site determines the skill areas to address for students. We have Targeted Assistance models in our schools, which means that just those who meet specific criteria are provided extra support through small group instruction, individual help, or specialized instruction.
LAP (Learning Assistance Program): LAP is a state funded program for students struggling in basic skills such as reading and math. For 11th and 12th graders, LAP can provide support for students at risk of not graduating. The level of funding received from the state determines the schools with LAP programs, and each site determines the skill areas to address for students.
Materials being used: Materials used in the TITLE I and LAP programs are consistent across all our schools and have been purchased by LAP and TITLE I funds.
In reading, at our elementary schools with Title I or LAP funding, we use SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonics and Phoneme Segmentation),
which has varied levels to meet the reading needs of the students. Our schedule consists of daily 30 minute instruction Monday through Thursday and assessments on Fridays. Road to the Code
is also used to teach basic letter naming sounds and early phonics reading skills to our Kindergarten students who are deficient in these areas. Read Naturally
is another resource used to build reading fluency. Progress is monitored through the use of the DIBELS reading assessment, and the SIPPS level assessments.
In math, at elementary schools with Title I or LAP funding, we use the Envisions Intervention kits to provide instruction in 30 – 55 minute sessions, either in small groups or one-on-one. Progress is measured using the STAR math assessment tool adopted by the district.
Notice to Parents of Students Receiving Title I Services
Right to review teacher qualifications: As a parent of a Title I student in the Snoqualmie Valley School District, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teachers who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teachers and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it. Specifically, you have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teachers:
- Whether the state’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has licensed or qualified the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.
- Whether OSPI has decided that the teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances.
- The teacher’s college major; whether the teacher has any advanced degrees and, if so, the subject of the degrees.
- Whether any instructional assistants provide instructional services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.
If you would like to receive any of this information, please call Beverly Root, Personnel, 425-831-8000.
Public School Choice (PSC): In 2015-16, schools must provide Public School Choice when they are a Title I school that has failed to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and are in a step of improvement, according to No Child Left Behind. Parents who have children attending North Bend Elementary School, Opstad Elementary School and Twin Falls Middle School have the right to request a transfer for their child(ren) to another school within the district referred to as a “choice school.”
Historical data on Public School Choice in Snoqualmie Valley School District:
- In 2015-16 -- 1,982 students were eligible to participate, of which 16 participated.
- In 2014-15 -- 2,587 students were eligible to participate, or which 12 participated.
- In previous years, it was not applicable.
Supplemental Educational Services (SES): Also in 2015-16, if your child attends North Bend Elementary School, he or she may be eligible to receive free tutoring through Supplemental Educational Services (SES). This extra help is provided to your student in reading and/or math. The free tutoring program is for students who receive free or reduced-price lunch and will be offered outside the school day by educational providers approved by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). If you are interested in finding out more about Supplemental Educational Services, please call the District Office at 425-831-8000 and ask for the Director of Student Services.
Upcoming 2016-17 Changes for Supplemental Educational Services (SES) and Public School Choice (PSC): The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) developed a one-year transition plan for 2016-17 to transition from the NCLB’s AYP requirements to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) adopted in December 2015. Learn more about this plan at: http://www.k12.wa.us/ESEA/ESSA/pubdocs/OSPI-AYP-SES-PSCTransitionPlan.pdf Starting the 2016-17 school year, Snoqualmie Valley School District will NOT be providing Supplemental Educational Services or Public School Choice transportation. If your child is currently transported under PSC and you choose to remain in that school, your child can stay, up to the highest grade level there, but you will be responsible for transporting your child to and from school. Letters were mailed to families who received these services in 2015-16, on June 3, 2016. If you need additional information, contact Nancy Meeks at 425-831-8015.
Complaints Related to Federal Programs: A citizen complaint is a written statement that alleges a violation of a federal rule, law or regulation or state regulation that applies to a federal program. Anyone can file a citizen complaint. There is no special form. There is no need to know the law that governs a federal program to file a complaint.
To file a citizen complaint, visit the OSPI website at http://www.k12wa.us/TitleI/CitizenComplaint.aspx to learn more. Information is provided on steps to file a citizen complaint against:
- a school district, educational service district (ESD), or other school service provider (subgrantee); and,
- Washington State’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).