According to this AP story in yesterday's Seattle Times, the State of Washington will require Districts to take some sort of action to intervene with "failing" schools.
The State will apply a formula to calculate the "accountability index" at all schools. Those schools scoring in the bottom 5% will be subjected to a state performance audit and be required to implement an improvement plan. If the District wants federal money to support the improvement plan, they must choose one of four plans.
I have written before, and I continue to contend, that there is a difference between struggling schools and schools with a large number of struggling students. Education bureaucrats can't seem to tell that difference and have a habit of sending the help to the school rather than sending the help to the students.
I also wonder how much discrepency there will be between the State's accountability index and the District's school scorecard.