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Program Improvement Overview - CalEdFacts

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A Title I school that does not make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for two consecutive years in specific areas is identified for Program Improvement (PI). Each newly identified PI school must offer parents a school choice (i.e., all parents of students in PI schools have the option of sending their students to schools in the district that are not in PI) and meet other specific No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements. For PI schools in years 2-5, the LEA (local educational agency) must provide supplemental educational services or free tutoring, for eligible children from a state-approved provider selected by the parents.

NCLB also specifies that LEAs receiving Title I funds be identified for PI if the LEA does not make AYP for two consecutive years in specific areas.

For information regarding PI, see the Adequate Yearly Progress Report Information Guide available on the CDE AYP Web page.

For more information on Title I Program and PI requirements under NCLB, contact the District Innovation and Improvement Office at 916-319-0836 regarding schools and LEAs in PI. Additional information is available on the CDE PI Web page.
Questions:   Improvement & Accountability Division | 916-319-0926
Last Reviewed: Thursday, May 7, 2015

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