Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1997

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Jack L. McPherson

Second Committee Member

Gregory S. Chan

Third Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson


The purpose of this project was to develop a model junior high school Title I and Learning Assistance Program (LAP) handbook. To accomplish this purpose, a review of current literature regarding Title I/LAP programs was conducted; existing school district documents (i.e., state and local LAP reports, building plans, building accreditation report, department plans, parent involvement plans, shared decision-making team plans) were examined. Additionally, Title I/LAP information and materials from selected schools were obtained and analyzed.