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Glossary for the 2005 APR-PI Report

Program Improvement (PI) Report section of the glossary for the 2005 Accountability Progress Report (APR).

This glossary defines key terms shown on the PI Report sub-report of the 2005 Accountability Progress Report. Terms described below are listed in the order in which they appear on the sub-report.

Federal Accountability: Program Improvement (PI)

The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 requires schools and local educational agencies (LEA) receiving Title I funds to be identified for Program Improvement (PI) if Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) criteria are not met for two consecutive years. For schools, PI determination depends on whether the school is a Targeted Assistance School (TAS) or is operating a Schoolwide Program (SWP). A TAS and SWP are defined as follows:

2004–05 Title I Program

This item is for school reports only. This item indicates whether a school receiving Title I, Part A, Basic, funds is a TAS or is operating a SWP. The TAS/SWP designation is used in determining whether or not a Title I school met AYP for PI determination.

2005–06 PI Placement

This item is the 2005–06 PI placement under NCLB for a school or LEA (e.g., Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, or Not in PI); each “Year” has progressively more stringent requirements.

Prior PI Placement

This item is the 2004–05 PI placement under NCLB (e.g., Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, or Not in PI).

First Year of PI Implementation

This item is the first school year that a school or LEA implemented the required NCLB services and/or interventions.

Made 2005 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)

This item is for school reports only. This item indicates whether the school made AYP for 2005. The possible values are “Yes,” “Yes by Appeal,” or “No.” To receive a “Yes” for this item, the school must meet all of its AYP criteria for 2005, including requirements for numerically significant subgroups. A “Yes by Appeal” indicates that the criteria were met based on an approved appeal. A “No” indicates that at least one or more criteria were below the 2005 targets.

Met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Criteria

This item is for LEA reports only. This item indicates whether the LEA met the 2004 and 2005 AYP criteria for each content area (ELA and mathematics), the API indicator criterion, and the graduation rate criterion. A “Yes” in ELA or mathematics indicates the LEA met the participation rate and the percent proficient criteria LEA-wide and for each numerically significant subgroup for that content area. A “Yes” in the API or graduation rate indicates that the applicable criterion was met.  A “Yes by Appeal” indicates that at least one of the criteria was met based on an approved appeal. A “No” indicates that at least one or more criteria were not met.

Met Grade Span Criteria

This item is for LEA reports only. An LEA that does not make AYP in the same content area (ELA or mathematics) and does not meet AYP criteria in the same content area in each grade span (grades two through five, grades six through eight, and grade ten) for two consecutive years is identified for PI. The possible values in ELA and mathematics are “Yes,” “No,” or “NA.” To receive a “Yes” for this item, the grade span must meet the participation rate AND the percent proficient criteria LEA-wide as well as for all numerically significant subgroups. To receive a “No,” the grade span missed one or more of the participation rate or percent proficient criteria in the content area. An “NA” indicates the LEA does not have students in that grade span.

Grade Span Report

This file is for LEA reports only. In response to a finding issued by the United States Department of Education in December 2004, the criteria for identifying LEAs for PI were revised in March 2005. The new criteria provide some recognition of LEAs meeting AYP criteria within a grade span. Therefore, an LEA that fails AYP in the same content area (ELA or mathematics) for two consecutive years will not be identified for PI if one of its grade spans (grades two through five, grades six through eight, or grade ten) made AYP in the content area in either of the two years. This report indicates whether or not all students and each numerically significant subgroup in each grade span met the AYP participation rate and percent proficient criteria in the content areas for each of the two years. Separate grade span reports are provided for each grade span (grades two through five, grades six through eight, or grade ten) and each year (2004 or 2005).

Met Socioeconomically Disadvantaged (SED) Subgroup Criteria (for Targeted Assistance Schools only)

This item is for school reports only. In response to the findings of a United States Department of Education monitoring visit, the assessment results of the socioeconomically disadvantaged (SED) student subgroup are disaggregated. “Socioeconomically disadvantaged” is defined as a student both of whose parents have not received a high school diploma OR a student who participates in the free or reduced-price lunch program (also known as the National School Lunch Program, or NSLP). All numerically significant racial/ethnic groups, the English learner group, and the students with disabilities group within the SED group must meet the participation rate and the percent proficient targets in both ELA and mathematics to receive a “Yes” for this item. A “No” indicates that the SED group overall or one or more of the numerically significant SED subgroups missed a participation rate or percent proficient target. The disaggregation of the SED subgroup results is used to determine PI status ONLY when the school does not make AYP.  An “N/A” for this item indicates that the SED subgroup criteria do not apply.

Socioeconomically Disadvantaged (SED) Tables for Targeted Assistance Schools (TAS)

This item is for school reports only. The disaggregation of the SED subgroup results is displayed ONLY when the school does not make AYP. 

Participation Rate

This item is for school reports only. The Participation Rate is the rate at which the students participated in the assessments used to determine the percentage of students at or above the proficient level in ELA and mathematics. The assessments used were the 2005 California Standards Tests (CSTs), grades two through eight; 2005 California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA), grades two through eight and ten; and the 2005 California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE), grade ten. The participation rate target is 95 percent. 

Met all participation rate criteria?

This item is for school reports only. "Yes" means all participation rate criteria (schoolwide or LEA-wide, as well as for all numerically significant subgroups) were met for a content area (ELA or mathematics). “Yes by Appeal” means all participation rate criteria were met for a content area based on the approval of an appeal.  "No" means one or more criteria were not met.

Groups

Under NCLB, not only schools and LEAs as a whole must meet AYP requirements but also numerically significant subgroups within those schools and LEAs. For Program Improvement (PI) determination, a Targeted Assistance School (TAS) may have requirements for numerically significant subgroups WITHIN the SED subgroup.  

A subgroup is defined as numerically significant for participation rate if it has 100 or more students enrolled OR 50 or more students enrolled who make up at least 15 percent of the total enrollment. 

A subgroup is defined as numerically significant for percent proficient if it has 100 or more students with valid scores OR 50 or more students with valid scores who make up at least 15 percent of the total valid scores.

The subgroups for AYP include:

 

Enrollment First Day of Testing

This item is the total number of students enrolled in grades two through eight and grade ten for a content area (ELA and mathematics). These data are based on demographic data gathered from the 2005 STAR Program and 2005 CAHSEE administrations.

Number of Students Tested

This item is the number of students in grades two through eight and grade ten who took the statewide assessments used to establish the percentage of students at or above the proficient level for a content area (ELA and mathematics).  This number is used in determining the participation rate.

Rate

This item refers to the Participation Rate, which is the Number of Students Tested divided by the Enrollment First Day of Testing for a content area (ELA and mathematics). 

Met 2005 AYP Criteria

For the participation rate in a content area (ELA and mathematics), the possible values are:

Yes = Met the criterion
No = Did not meet criterion
--   = Not applicable

The criteria are applied schoolwide, LEA-wide, and to subgroups, including the subgroups within the SED subgroup for a TAS. 

Alternative Method

This item indicates that 2005 AYP results were not calculated using the standard methodology. Most schools, LEAs, and subgroups have a blank in this column, which indicates the use of a standard methodology. Only alternative methods are indicated in the column. These methods were applied to schools or LEAs with limited test results or demographic data in the grade levels tested.

The original data for the school, LEA, or subgroup are shown on the 2005 Accountability Progress Report, even though the alternative method is used as the criterion, unless the school, LEA, or subgroup had no results for enrollment, valid scores, and/or graduation rate.  In those cases, the alternative data are shown on the report.

Percent Proficient – Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs)

Schools, LEAs, and numerically significant subgroups must meet percent proficient targets (or AMOs) in ELA and mathematics on the assessments used in AYP calculations. The assessments used were the 2005 California Standards Tests (CSTs), grades two through eight; 2005 California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA), grades two through eight and ten; and the 2005 California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE), grade ten.

Met all percent proficient criteria?

"Yes" in this column means all percent proficient criteria (schoolwide or LEA-wide as well as for all numerically significant subgroups) were met for a content area (ELA and mathematics).  “Yes by Appeal” in this column means all percent proficient criteria were met for a content area based on approval of an appeal.  "No" means one or more criteria were not met.

Groups

Same as “Groups” that are described above

Valid Scores

This item is the number of students with test results who have been continuously enrolled in the school or the LEA since the California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) date in October for a content area (ELA and mathematics).

Number At or Above Proficient

This item is the number of students with valid scores at or above the proficient level of performance for a content area (ELA and mathematics).

Percent At or Above Proficient

This item is the Number At or Above Proficient divided by Valid Scores.

Met 2005 AYP Criteria

For the percent proficient in a content area (ELA and mathematics), the possible values are:

Yes = Met the criterion
No = Did not meet criterion
--   = Not applicable

The criteria are applied schoolwide, LEA-wide, and to subgroups, including the subgroups within the SED subgroup for a TAS.  Because of concerns for student confidentiality, the number and percentage of students at or above proficient are not shown for a school, LEA, or subgroup if the number of valid scores is less than 11.

Alternative Method

Same as “Alternative Method” that is described above.

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