All schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) that do not make Adequate
Yearly Progress (AYP) are identified for Program Improvement (PI) under the
Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The ESEA requires all states to
implement statewide accountability systems based on challenging state standards
in reading and mathematics, annual testing for all students from grade 3 and on
and annual statewide progress objectives ensuring that all groups of students
reach proficiency within 12 years. Assessment results are disaggregated by
socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, disability, and limited English
proficiency to ensure that no group is left behind. LEAs and schools that fail
to make AYP toward statewide proficiency goals are subject to improvement and
corrective action measures.
PI is the formal designation for Title I-funded schools and LEAs that fail to
make AYP for two consecutive years. Desert Oasis High
School is a program improvement
PI status eterminations are made using two years of data for schools and
LEAs that receive Title I funds. Information on PI status determinations
(identification, advancement, and exit criteria) at both the school and LEA
level can be found at Title I PI Status Determinations.
See also Accountability Progress Reporting which provides links to PI
Reports by school and LEA.