Program Improvement Status DeterminationsProgram Improvement (PI) status determinations for Title I schools and LEAs based on the 2015 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
Program Improvement (PI) Status for 2016–17
Program Improvement (PI) determinations through the 2015–16 school year were made using two years of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) data for schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) that received Title I, Part A funds. The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in December 2015 gave states greater flexibility in developing their state plans and systems for holding schools and LEAs accountable for student progress. Most of the new provisions under ESSA do not take effect until the 2017–18 school year. Although California will continue to administer the Smarter Balanced Assessments during this transition period, the California Department of Education will no longer produce AYP reports. In addition, 2016–17 will be the last year that LEAs and schools will receive a PI determination.
Only LEAs and schools that received Title I, Part A funds for the 2015–16 school year will have a PI status reported for the 2016–17 school year. LEAs and schools that received Title I, Part A funds and had a PI placement year for the 2015–16 school year will retain their same PI status and placement for the 2016–17 school year. All other LEAs and schools that received Title I, Part A funds for the 2015–16 school year will have a PI status of “Not in PI.” For information regarding the criteria applied to make PI determinations prior to the 2016–17 school year, please refer to the 2015 Adequate Yearly Progress Report Information Guide [http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ay/documents/aypinfoguide15.pdf](PDF).
Program Improvement Requirements
For the 2016–17 school year, some PI program requirements for schools and LEAs with a PI placement year have changed. Information regarding PI requirement changes during this transition year can be found on the CDE ESSA 2016–17 School Year Transition Plan Web page [http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/es/essa1617transplan.asp]. Other information about PI requirements may be found on the CDE Program Improvement Web page [http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ti/programimprov.asp].