Accountability Progress Reporting (APR) Accountability Progress Reporting and Program Improvement

State and federal accountability results include state-required reports (Academic Performance Index) and federal-required reports (Adequate Yearly Progress).


Academic Performance Index (API)

California’s accountability system measures the performance and progress of a school or a district based on results of statewide tests at grades two through eleven. A school's API is a composite number representing the results of these tests.


PUSD Press Release (Oct 11, 2012)

• API Data – California Department of Education website:


Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)

Federal accountability requires districts and schools to meet four sets of criteria (also referred to as targets) developed by each state, to meet Adequate Yearly Progress. Federal results are reported in terms of how well schools and districts meet AYP targets. The AYP targets increase until 2013–14, when all schools and districts must have 100 percent of their students performing at the proficient level or above on statewide tests.



2012-2013 Program Improvement Information

• AYP Data – California Department of Education website:

• Poway Unified – letter from PUSD Superintendent Dr. John Collins (AVAILABLE BY 11/1/12)


Learn more about the NCLB requirements and become aware of strategies to improve student academic achievement. Additional information and resources are available at the following Web sites:

1. The California Department of Education and

2. The U.S. Department of Education and


Poway Unified School District and two PUSD elementary schools are in Program Improvement. What does that mean?


PUSD Program Improvement Parent Notification Letter

Valley Elementary School

Midland Elementary School



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