Title I schools that do not make their adequate yearly progress (AYP) on state
achievement tests enter into Program Improvement status. Under No Child
Left Behind (NCLB), 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.
District has seven schools identified as Program Improvement schools: Morrill
Middle Year 5, Piedmont
Middle Year 3, Summerdale Elementary Year 2, and Vinci Park Elementary Year 2,
Toyon Elementary Year 2, Cherrywood Elementary Year 1, and Northwood Elementary
Year 1. 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)
In addition to offering school choice, supplemental education services (SES)
are also available for qualifying students attending schools in Program
Improvement years 2 and up. The following schools are in Program
Improvement years 2-5, Summerdale, Toyon, Vinci Park,
Piedmont Middle, and Morrill Middle. Please see the link below for more
information regarding supplemental education services.
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. Berryessa Union School District
has been identified as a District in year 3 of Program Improvement.