Program Improvement (PI) Training Materials
The California Department of Education (CDE) is making available these training materials to provide information to districts and schools in PI status, as well as non-PI districts with guidance, tools and resources for assistance as they work to meet the identified needs of their schools and the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Essential Program Components
This document provides the context for the improvement tools listed below.
- Academic Program Survey
- Academic Program Survey Rating Description
- District Assistance Survey
To access the four self-assessment tools listed below, please visit the CDE State Program Assessment Tools Web page:
- Academic Program Survey (APS)
- District Assistance Survey (DAS)
- English Learner Subgroup Self Assessment (ELSSA)
- Inventory of Services and Supports (ISS) for Students with Disabilities (formerly known as the Least Restrictive Environment Self Assessment)
Resilience/Youth Development Module (Secondary School)
The CHKS is a district-level data collection that enables districts to comply with Title IV Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities funding requirements. The CHKS gathers data on behaviors such as physical activity and nutritional habits; alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; school safety; and environmental and individual strengths and assets.
California School Climate Survey
The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is a voluntary, anonymous, confidential student and school staff student report of attitudes, health risk behaviors, and protective factors. The survey gathers information on behaviors such as physical activity and nutritional habits; alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; school safety; and environmental and individual strengths.