CCSA Answers:   PI Schools and Title I

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January 31, 2013

Question: What is a "PI" school? What do PI schools have to do with Title I?

Answer: "PI" stands for "Program Improvement" under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. According to the CDE Website,

"A Title I school will be identified for PI when, for each of two consecutive years, the Title I school does not make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in the same content area (English-language arts or mathematics) school wide or for any numerically significant subgroup, or on the same indicator (Academic Performance Index [API] or high school graduation rate) school wide." One ultimate consequence of remaining a PI school for too long is loss of Title I funding.

For further information regarding Program Improvement and Title 1, please see the CDE website.

More information and additional context, can be found in "Title I, Part A, Basic Grant" on ccsa.org

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