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Three local schools identified as 'Program Improvement' sites

Subgroups at Roseville High School, Adelante High School and Independence High School failed to meet achievement targets
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Three schools in the Roseville Joint Union High School District have been identified as Program Improvement sites, meaning they must do more to meet the needs of every student. Roseville High School, Adelante High School and Independence High School were listed as Program Improvement (PI) schools, according to a letter sent by Superintendent Tony Monetti Monday. The PI designation is based on state testing last year and the impact of student scores on the federal guidelines for Adequate Yearly Progress for the local district. This federal measurement, established by the No Child Left Behind Act, is based solely on the performance of all sophomores on the California High School Exit Exam. The district averaged a 73 percent proficiency rate and 91 percent passing rate on the exam. The district meets most achievement targets established by the U.S. Department of Education, according to Monetti. But significant subgroups at Roseville High School, Adelante High School and Independence High School did not meet the latest federal achievement targets. To continue to receive federal funds, the district must revise its Local Educational Agency Plan as part of a yearly report to the local school board and community. The district must also reserve at least 10 percent of its annual Title 1 allocation to provide professional development for teachers and administrators. Parents and guardians of a PI school student have the right to request a transfer of their sons and daughters to a non-PI school in the district. This includes Antelope High School, Granite Bay High School, Oakmont High School or Woodcreek High School. In his letter, Monetti said overall the district’s schools have shown academic advancement in recent years. “Every comprehensive high school showed gains in the Academic Performance Index with every comprehensive school near or over 800, and double-digit growth for three schools,” Monetti said. “There has been improvement in student performance as measured on a number of metrics. Still, there is room for greater improvement.” ~ Sena Christian