What is Program Improvement?
The federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires the state and district to annually review the academic progress of federally funded Title I schools, and to identify schools in need of improvement. These schools are identified as Program Improvement (PI) schools after two consecutive years of not making adequate yearly progress (AYP).
- The percentage of students scoring at the “proficient” or “advanced” level on the California Standards
- Tests for English-language arts and mathematics
- The percentage of students participating in those tests
- California’s own accountability measurement of progress, the Academic Performance Index (API)