There are two distinct systems used to measure a school and/or district's overall performance. California's measurement system uses the Academic Performance Index (API) and the federal government uses the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). The federal system uses the Program Improvement (PI) designation for those schools and districts receiving Title I funding who have not met designated targets for two-years in a row.
The federal government provides supplemental funding to LEAs and consortia to implement programs designed to help English Learners (ELs) attain English proficiency and meet the state's academic and content standards. Title III Accountability is a series of annual academic performance goals established for each LEA or consortium of LEAs to hold district's accountable for the progress and performance of ELs.