Program Improvement is part of the No Child Left Behind Act that identifies struggling schools and provides a detailed course of action on how to bring the school back to the target State Standards.
What schools enter into Program improvement?
All Title I funded schools that do not make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as set fourth by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) (also known as the No Child Left Behind Act), are identified for Program Improvement (PI). In California, schools that fail to meet AYP goals for two consecutive years are placed in this program.
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