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2005–06 APR Glossary-PI Report

Glossary of terms for the Program Improvement (PI) section of the 2006 AYP Report.

This glossary defines key terms shown on the school, local educational agency (LEA), or state PI Report section of the 2006 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Report, which is part of the 2005–06 Accountability Progress Reporting (APR) system. Terms described below are listed in the order in which they appear on this section of the 2006 AYP 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. (An LEA is a school district or county office of education.)

2006–07 PI Placement

This item is the 2006–07 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 2005–06 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 2006 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)

This item is for school reports only. This item indicates whether the school made AYP for 2006. 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 2006, 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 2006 targets.

Met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Criteria

This item is for LEA reports only. This item indicates whether the LEA met the 2005 and 2006 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 item 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 (2005 or 2006).

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