What is Program Improvement?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. Program Improvement is a five year process once a school has entered the system, and an accurate timeline can be found here.
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. Information on AYP goals for the 2010-2011 school year can be found on pages 27 to 28 of this comprehensive AYP publication. Goal categories can be found on page 18 of that same publication.
Is Woodcreek in Program Improvement?
Woodcreek as a school has not failed to meet AYP marks for two consecutive years, however select schools in our district have. District policy states that if one school is in Program Improvement, certain departments within all schools must be. Therefore Woodcreek receives the same guidance and goes through the same procedures as a school that has failed to meet AYP marks for the past two years, however is still performing at AYP levels. To view information specific to RJUHSD and Program Improvement, see the right hand side of this website, or view this district letter (this letter does not discuss individual schools).