Sonoma County Office of Education

State & Federal Programs

Program Improvement

All Title I-funded Schools and districts receiving federal Title I funding that do not make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) toward statewide proficiency goals are identified for Program Improvement (PI) under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Title I schools and districts not achieving AYP for two consecutive years in the same content area or student subgroup category are identified for Program Improvement (PI) and have a variety of associated requirements they must meet. Program Improvement schools and districts are responsible for implementing specific federal and state requirements during each year that they are in PI.

SCOE provides support and technical assistance to schools and districts in Program Improvement. These services are coordinated with the Regional System of District & School Support (RSDSS) that is available to Sonoma County schools.

Regional System of District & School Support
The Regional System of District & School Support (RSDSS) is part of a statewide initiative to offer intensive and sustained technical assistance to districts and schools in Program Improvement. This support system delivers and brokers resources to increase the opportunity for all students to meet state standards. RSDSS offers Program Improvement schools and districts technical assistance to conduct needs assessments, write improvement plans, and improve instructional programs.