Compensatory Programs

Who to Contact

Name Title Phone E-mail

Ann Cuoio

Director of Compensatory Programs


Debra Rink

Director's Secretary


Learning Assistance Program (LAP)

LAP is a state–funded program allocated to support schools in serving students with the greatest deficits in academic basic skills as identified by statewide assessments. Basic skills are defined as reading, math, writing and readiness. LAP is intended to be supplemental. This is to be in additional to basic education support, not in place of.

Eligible students are those achieving below grade level on the state's assessment, and 11th-and 12th-grade students at risk of not graduating. Achievements on the district assessments of basic skills are also considered.

The assessments used in Clover Park School District to qualify students for LAP include Measurements of Student Progress (MSP), High School Proficiency Exam (HSP), Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) and Measures of Academic Progress (MAP).

Title I, Part A

Title I, Part A is a federally-funded program designed to provide supplemental educational services for children who are most at risk of failing to meet the state's student academic achievement standards in reading, language arts and mathematics. The program focuses on promoting reform in high-poverty schools and ensuring student access to scientifically-based instructional strategies and challenging academic content. Title I, Part A distributes funds to schools based on the number of low-income families rather than achievement.

Students in kindergarten through 8th-grade in high poverty schools benefit from the supplemental services provided by Title I funds in Clover Park School District. These opportunities allow schools to provide needed interventions to ensure students meet academic standards.

In Clover Park School District all Title I schools follow the Title I Schoolwide Model (with the exception of Oakgrove/Firwood and Lakewood Career Academy).

Assessments are used to qualify students for Title I or intervention services including Measurements of Student Progress (MSP), Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS), Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) and district approved assessments.

Key Title I Parent Notices

Parent Involvement

Parents can influence the success of their child more than any teacher or federal program. By becoming an active participant in the Title I Parent Involvement plan at your student's school, you will:

Activities that support parental involvement include family game workshops, family reading nights and parenting classes. Parents are also encouraged to volunteer at school and to participate in educational activities with their children at home.

Parental Involvement Toolkit

Visit the district's Family and Community Partnerships Web page for more resources and ideas.

Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)

The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 requires that school districts across the country notify parents/guardians whenever their students attend a school that fails to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). AYP is the level of proficiency schools must achieve on an annual basis, which is determined by a matrix of 30 cells that include the percentages of participation, as well as proficiency of students in reading and math along with unexcused absences and graduation rates for secondary students. Those percentages are calculated across categories that include student ethnicity, special education, limited English, and socioeconomic status.
To view each school’s AYP reports and compare them to the reports from every school in the district and state, please visit the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) website. Click on the “State Report Card button.”

Public School Choice
As a result of not making AYP, parents of Dower, Lakeview, Southgate, or Tyee Park Elementary schools have the option to transfer their student to another school within our district that has not been identified for school improvement. Those schools are:

Lochburn and Woodbrook Middle school are unable to provide public school choice because there are no Clover Park School District, or neighboring school district, middle schools that made AYP for 2013-14. Statewide, only a very small number of schools met the 100 percent threshold.

Transportation will be provided and paid for by the district. Parents may exercise this option by contacting compensatory programs at (253) 583-5152 before September 15, 2014.

Number of students who took advantage of Public School Choice in previous years:

School Year Number of Students
2007-08 20
2008-09 38
2009-10 91
2010-11 47
2011-12 49
2014-15 5

PSC Non-regulatory Guidance:
Public School Choice Non-Regulatory Guidance

Who to Contact
For questions about Supplemental Educational Services, please contact compensatory programs at (253) 583-5152.

Supplemental Educational Services (SES)

Supplemental Educational Services (SES) is a federal Title I, Part A requirement for schools that failed to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for three or more years.

Supplemental educational services provide extra help to low income students in eligible schools in the areas of reading, language arts or math. Service can be provided before or after school and on weekends.

The five Clover Park School District schools that qualify to receive SES for the 2014-15 school year are Lakeview, Southgate, and Tyee Park Elementary Schools, and Lochburn and Woodbrook Middle Schools. Parents of students attending these schools have already received a letter explaining their SES options.

Eligible students who attend a qualifying school can receive free tutoring by providers on the state approved SES provider list, obtained from the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). OSPI conducts an approval process for providers once a year and then publishes the list. Parents must select their SES provider from the OSPI list.

Click here to View Provider list for 2014-15

Tutoring takes place outside of the regular school day. Providers indicate if they provide online, after school or weekend times and location of services. Transportation will not be provided; parents will be responsible for transporting their child to/from location. SES provides a limited amount of tutoring for each student. OSPI sets a “maximum” amount of funds allowed for tutoring per SES qualified student. This year each student qualifies for $1135.83 in tutoring services.

The consideration period for SES service is Thursday, Oct. 9 through Monday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Nov. 4 through Friday, Nov. 21.

To qualify for SES services in the Clover Park School District, students must meet the following criteria:

SES Registration Form (English)

SES Registration Form (Español)

SES registration can not be completed until the student’s free/reduced lunch application is processed and verified.

If a student qualifies for SES services, the district will provide his or her parent with contact information to the first choice of SES providers listed on the form. The provider will contact the parents to set up the tutoring services and parents will work directly with the provider from that point forward. (The second choice provider is used if the first choice cannot provide services to the student).

Supplemental Education Services Vendor Fair

Parents are invited to meet with companies that are providing tutoring services in the Clover Park School District.

When: October 9, 2014, 6:30–7:30 p.m
Where: Clover Park School District’s Student Services Center
10903 Gravelly Lake Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Room 4

Parents interested in having their child receive services but are unable to attend the vendor fair may fill out the registration form and choose two providers from the list.

Forms may be mailed to compensatory programs before October 29, 2014. The mailing address is:

Clover Park School District
Compensatory Programs
10903 Gravelly Lake Drive SW
Lakewood, WA 98499-1341

Information for SES Providers

Vendors interested in providing tutoring services in Clover Park School District may download the Supplemental Educational Services Provider Handbook. Information regarding district policies, procedures and provider responsibilities are enclosed.
SES Provider Handbook

Number of students who took advantage of SES in previous years:

School Year Number of Students
2007- 08 35
2008-09 68
2009-10 448
2010-11 532
2011-12 520
2014-15 *

*20% of Title I funding is set aside for Public School Choice and Supplemental Education Services.

Click here to see SES Non-regulatory Guidance

Who to Contact
For questions about Supplemental Educational Services, please contact compensatory programs at (253) 583-5152.

English Language Learners (ELL)

The Clover Park School District offers a program for students where English is a second language. The primary purpose of the ELL program is to provide students with an educational environment that gives them the best opportunity for success.

The district’s K-12 ELL program is designed to develop competency in English as rapidly as possible in order to provide a language base for the regular curriculum. The program focuses on developing oral proficiency with the integration of reading and writing as the student progresses through the various stages involved in learning a new language.

As part of our registration process for new students, parents must respond to questions regarding the student’s first language. If the first language is anything other than English, the student is referred to the ELL program staff for testing. Access to the ELL program is determined by a student’s score on the Washington State English Language Proficiency Assessment (WELPA -Placement), upon entry into school. 

Students who score as Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced qualify for ELL services. English Language Learner students are taught by teachers trained in ELL methodology who provide specialized instruction. In accordance with state law, students exit from ELL when they score as Transitional on the WELPA. 

ELL Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

ELL Frequently Asked Questions - Spanish (pdf)

Visit the Clover Park High School's Web page for more resources and ideas.

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