- School in Program Improvement. A school that fails to make adequate
yearly progress for two consecutive years must be identified as “needing
improvement.” Schools identified must develop or revise an
improvement plan, which must be approved by the State, and devote
development an amount equivalent to 10 percent of its annual Title
- Adequate Yearly Progress. Adequate yearly progress, often abbreviated
AYP, is a measure of annual improvement made by a school
as evaluated by the State academic assessment.
- Subpopulations. NCLB requires states, districts, and schools to
report progress for specific subpopulations as well as composite
school results. Subpopulation refers to economically disadvantaged
students, major racial/ethnic groups, students with disabilities,
and students with limited English proficiency.
- Domain. For Title I program improvement purposes, domain refers
to reading and math since these are the two areas tested on
the State assessment.
- Stakeholder Group. Title I law requires schools to both include
and inform stakeholder groups in the planning and implementation
of the program. Stakeholder groups refer to parents, community
members, school board members, teachers, administrators, students.
- School in Corrective Action. A school in corrective action is a
school that has not made adequate yearly progress for four
consecutive years and then enters into the corrective action phase
of the program
- School in Restructuring/Alternative Governance. A school that has
failed to make progress for five consecutive years. The first
year of restructuring may be used for planning; the plan for the reconstituted
school must be implemented no later than by the second year.