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A Toolkit for Title I Parental Involvement

The toolkit of the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory’s (SEDL’s) National Center for Family and Community Connections is designed to provide information to those who are implementing Title I Part A parental …

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Academic Program Survey

The Academic Program Survey (APS) is designed to help schools analyze the extent to which they are providing a coherent instructional program to support improved student achievement. It is based on the nine Essential Program …

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Building Blocks of Integrated Academic Support

This toolkit provides a variety of practical materials to assist external teams in providing technical assistance and conducting needs assessments of districts. The materials are intended to support improving district organizational …

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The EdData website  provides data specific to California counties, districts, and schools. Information on the following topics is available:

  • Student demographic and …
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English Learner Tool Kit

The U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) released joint guidance on January 7, 2015, reminding states, school districts and schools of their …

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ESSA Regulations Fact Sheet

The U.S. Department of Education issued final ESSA regulations regarding school accountability, data reporting, and state plans in November 2016.  This summary provides an overview of the …

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Interview Questions for Data Systems and Achievement Monitoring

This needs assessment tool was created by the Los Angeles County Office of Education for use by a district assistance and intervention team (DAIT), but can be used by any local educational agency or any external team helping with a …

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Process for Analyzing English Learner Data – Using the ELSSA

In this video, Graciela García-Torres from the Sacramento County Office of Education shares ideas for analyzing data for English learners and provides an overview of a useful tool, the English Learner Subgroup Self-Assessment …

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Templates for Displaying School, District, and County Achievement Data

These downloadable data templates were designed to help analyze district demographic and CAASPP data and plan for improving academic achievement. Users may customize the graphs with their own school, district, and county data for use …

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Title III, Annual Measurable Achievement Objective Charts

Until a new ESSA accountability system is operational, LEAs may wish to chart the progress of English learners using these data templates. These downloadable datashells are tools for local educational agencies (LEAs) to chart English …

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Advancing Equity through ESSA

This document, developed by the CCSSO, offers a framework to help states use ESSA to close opportunity and achievement gaps. Although the intended audience is state leaders, school districts may find helpful advice for ESSA planning …

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CAASPP Data Filter Tool

The Tehama County Office of Education created this helpful data sorting tool to use when displaying and analyzing three years of CAASPP data for a school, district, or county.Use the worksheets to create customized reports to use in …

California Accountability Model and School Dashboard

This California  Department of Education (CDE) website features …

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California School Dashboard Overview Flyer

This two-page flyer provides a quick overview of the elements in the California School Dashboard released on March 15, 2017.

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California School Dashboard Searchable Database

This online database developed by EdSource provides easy-access to search for California School Dashboard information for schools, districts, and counties. The colors for each indicator are displayed in a grid …

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CDE California Accountability Model and School Dashboard

The Calfornia Department of Education's main page for the new accountability and continuous improvement system provides information about how districts and schools are meeting the needs of California’s diverse student …

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Characteristics of Successful Districts

The Wisconsin Department of Education's Characteristics of Successful Districts offers a set of rubrics that can help guide districts as they build on their unique strengths and plan improvement efforts. Building …

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Council of the Great City Schools - Common Core State Standards Project

The Council of the Great City Schools advocates for shared standards across districts to set high expectations for students and enable districts to leverage resources so that students achieve them.

The Common Core State …

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Effective Literacy and English Language Instruction for English Learners in the Elementary Grades

This guide, published by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE), describes evidence-based recommendations for literacy instruction for English language learners in the elementary grades. The target audience includes administrators …

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English Learner Performance Reports

The California Department of Education's DataQuest website provides "English Learner Progress and Proficiency Reports" showing the number and percent of English learners that have made annual ELD progress and have …

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English Learner Subgroup Self Assessment (ELSSA)

This tool assists local educational agencies (LEAs) to analyze outcomes and program services during preparation of LEA plans to meet requirements of Titles I and III of No Child Left Behind. This self-assessment helps LEAs focus on …

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ESSA law

On December 10, 2015, the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The ESSA replaces its predecessor, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB …

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ESSA Timeline: Identification of Schools for Support and Improvement

The US Department of Education published final regulations that include a timeline for when schools will be identified for support and improvement under the ESSA. The regulations indicate that "In order to provide ample …

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From Data Analysis to Improvement Efforts: Using the ELSSA

Using the English Learner Subgroup Self-Assessment (ELSSA): From Data Analysis to Improvement Efforts resource is organized into three parts. Each part is interconnected with the intent to support local education agencies to build a …

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Inventory of Services and Support (ISS) for Students with Disabilities

Formerly called the Least Restrictive Environment Survey, this self-assessment tool helps districts examine their policies, procedures, and practices in supporting educational options for students with disabilities. It supports …

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LCAP Information Links

The Placer County Office of Education created this living document that includes links to current information regarding the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) metrics and rubrics. As information becomes available, the links …

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McREL International, Changing Schools

This website contains free downloadable PDFs on various topics pertaining to Changing Schools. These topics are social emotional learning, school improvement, technology, diverse learners, coaching, student engagement, early …

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Process for Analyzing English Learner Data – Using the ELSSA
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Reading/Language Arts Adoption Toolkit

The Reading/Language Arts (RLA) Adoption Toolkit is intended to help districts use a data-driven process to facilitate the selection of State Board of Education-approved publisher programs for instruction in language arts and …

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Resources for Response to Instruction and Intervention

This website of the California Department of Education provides access to numerous resources to support Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtI2) in general education settings. Links are provided to professional development …

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Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)

The template includes forms and charts for collection and analysis of student performance data, setting priorities for program improvements, rigorous use of effective solution strategies, and ongoing monitoring of results.

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Smarter Balanced Digital Library

The Smarter Balanced Assessment System has three components: summative assessments, designed for accountability purposes; interim assessments, designed to support teaching and learning throughout the year; and formative assessment …

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The Hexagon Tool

The Active Implementation Hub website includes the Hexagon Tool which is designed to help states, districts, and schools appropriately select evidence-based instructional, behavioral, and social- emotional innovations and prevention …

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The Three Essentials for Improving Schools

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) conducted a study to determine resulting in a report regarding the three essentials of school improvement. This study examined the role of the district office in providing principals with …

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