MCS Program Improvement Status

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 requires Modesto City Schools to notify all parents/guardians of our status regarding Title I, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and Title III, Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) for English Learners.

Modesto City Schools K-12 has been designated as follows:

Title I, Adequate Yearly Progress (December 2015) - Modesto City Schools is in Program Improvement (PI) Year 3—This designation means that Modesto City School District (MCS) is assigned Corrective Action 6 by the State Board Education for failure to meet AYP for Students with )isabilities, Socioeconomically Disadvantaged, English Learners, and Hispanic/Latino students. As a result, the district is “instituting and implementing a new curriculum that is based on state academic content and achievement standards, including providing professional development based on scientifically based research for all relevant staff that offers substantial promise of improving educational achievement for high-priority pupils.”

For more information on how your child is performing on these targets and tests, please contact your child’s teacher or principal. For general information about these tests, contact Melanie McCleary, Director of State and Federal Programs, at (209) 574-1615.

Title III, Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) Modesto City Schools receives Title III funding from the federal government to assist English Learners to speak, read, and write English and to achieve in reading and mathematics. School districts and other agencies that receive Title III funds are reviewed each year to see if they meet three objectives for their English Learners:

  • Progress in learning English
  • Progress in the percentage of students who become proficient in English
  • Academic targets in English-language arts and mathematics

For the 2013-2014 school year, Modesto City Schools did not meet all of the goals.

For more information on how your child is performing on these targets and tests, please contact your child's teacher or school. For more information on the educational program to help English Learners become proficient and meet academic goals, contact Ruth Flores, Administrator of Special Projects at (209) 574-1590.