Important Terms and Jargon Used at School
(or What Did the Teacher Mean by _____)
1. Title I / LAP (Learning Assistance Program): extra
services provided a student who is at risk for not meeting grade level
expectations, funded by the federal government (Title I) or the state of
Washington (LAP). Title 1 services k-5 math and 5th grade literacy. LAP emphasizes instruction in K-4 Reading.
2. SLP (Student Learning Plan): a plan developed in the fall by the parent, student and teacher that identifies (a.) any extra services to
be given a student, such as acceleration and specialized advancement instruction (b) activities the
teacher, student, and parent will do during the school year to help the
4. Parent Student Compact: a plan developed in the fall by the parent, student and teacher that identifies activities the teacher, student, and parent will do during the school year to help the student succeed.
3. SBA (Smarter Balanced Assessment): the required state testing given each spring to all third through eleventh grade students in reading, math, and science (grades 5 and 8).
A computer adaptive test given at progress monitoring and benchmark
points throughout the year that evaluate students reading and math
skills. Scores can be given for (IR) Independent Reading Level, (GE)
Grade Equivalency, SS (Scaled Score), ZPD (Zone of Proximity) and PR
5. AR (Accelerated Reader)
A comprehension test taken by a student to check their understanding of
a text a student has read at their independent reading level.
6. EL (EnglishLearner): A
program that provides extra assistance to students for whom English is
not their native language, who speak a language other than English in