The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires all states to implement statewide accountability systems based on challenging state standards and annual statewide progress objectives ensuring that all groups of students reach proficiency. Assessment results are disaggregated by socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, disability, and limited English proficiency to ensure that no group is left behind.
Title I LEAs and schools that fail to make AYP toward statewide proficiency goals are subject to improvement and corrective action measures. In California, PI is the formal designation for Title I-funded schools and LEAs that fail to make AYP for two consecutive years.
Once in PI, a school or LEA that fails to make AYP will advance further in PI status