Program Improvement (PI)
Title I schools that do not make their adequate yearly progress (AYP) on state achievement tests enter into Program Improvement status. Under Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), students who attend a Title I-funded school that is identified for program improvement (PI), corrective action, or restructuring, must be given the option of school choice. The school choice provision allows all students attending a Title I Program Improvement school the option to transfer to another public school that is not in program improvement, within a specific school range, or that is not identified as persistently dangerous.
Sunnyvale School District has two schools that are identified as year one Program Improvement schools: Bishop Elementary and Vargas Elementary. The California Department of Education has determined this status based on their review of student academic performance data in English Language Arts and Mathematics as required by the Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 2001.
Supplemental Education Services (SES)
During 2010-11, Sunnyvale School District did not have any schools in Year 2 of program improvement.
When a school moves into Year 2 of Program Improvement, in addition to offering school choice, supplemental education services (SES) are also available for qualifying students.
District Program Improvement
School Districts that participate in the funding from Title I, Part A must also meet Adequate Yearly Progress targets. A school district receiving Title I, Part A funds is identified for Program Improvement (PI) if it does not meet AYP goals for two consecutive years within specific areas, focused primarily on academic achievement in English-language arts and mathematics. Sunnyvale School District has been identified as a district in year 3 of Program Improvement. For more information, see the SSD LEA Plan link below.