School Performance and Improvement
This table shows how many (and what percentage of) schools in the district have been “identified for school improvement.” Schools have been identified for improvement if they have made insufficient progress for two years in a row – that is, the second year of insufficient progress marks the first year of identification for improvement.
If a school receiving federal Title I money (for high-poverty schools) is identified for improvement, it is subject to sanctions under the No Child Left Behind Act.
In the first year identified for improvement, parents may choose to send their children to another school in the district (school choice).
In the second year, students are eligible for free supplemental educational services.
In the third year, the district devises a plan for “corrective action” to try to improve student performance in the school.
Note that schools that made progress in 2005 may still be “identified for school improvement” if they made insufficient progress during the two previous years.