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Improving Special Education Teacher Quality

NOTE: The application due date for this program has passed.

Funding is provided to assist the California Department of Education (CDE) to implement No Child Left Behind (NCLB) monitoring, intervention, and sanction programs to oversee California’s compliance with federal teacher quality standards. The grantee works with alternative programs, Small Rural School Achievement (SRSA) programs, and special education to design and implement a multiple-subject (MS) High Objective Uniform State Standard Of Evaluation (HOUSSE) process for secondary teachers who teach multiple subjects.

Eligibility

Eligible
Applicants
Local educational agencies
Required
Eligibility
Criteria
Only one grantee has been designated as recipient: Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE), non-competitive grantee
Other
Eligibility
Considerations
VCOE was selected due to: (1) Past successful performance on an expanded California Subjects Examination for Teachers: Multiple Subjects preparatory program to increase the pass rates for special education teachers; (2) Past design and piloting of a process for special education, independent study, or alternative educational settings candidates to utilize the HOUSSE process to demonstrate subject matter knowledge; and (3) Capacity to complete work by the legislative deadline.
Eligible
Grade Level(s)
Not applicable
Eligible
Age Level(s)
Not applicable

Funding

Legal
Authority
Budget Item 6110-001-0890, Schedule (1) Provision 40; Title II
Source / Type Federal / Grant
State Fiscal Year 2004-05
SACS Resource/
Revenue Codes
5810 / 8290
Total Available $100,000
Recipient
Amount
$100,000
Match
Requirement
No
Allocation Formula Unavailable

Important Dates

Date
Application
Available
Unavailable
Due Date August 1, 2006
Expected
Notification Date
August 8, 2006

Additional Information

Application Unavailable
Background Unavailable
Fiscal Unavailable
Other The Implementation/Action Plan is due by August 7, 2006. The grantee will (1) assist the CDE in the review of related federal guidance, research, MS HOUSSE processes in other states, and data collection needs; (2) develop a MS HOUSSE protocol with the involvement of a key stakeholder feedback group; (3) develop training materials and delivery of five regional trainings by September 30, 2006. All funds must be expended by September 30, 2006.

Contacts

Program Janet Canning
Phone : 916-327-4217
E-mail : jcanning@cde.ca.gov
Fiscal Beckie Robinson
Phone : 916-327-3530
E-mail : brobinson@cde.ca.gov
Division Special Education Division
Phone :
Fax : 916-327-5233

Last Modified: May 7, 2007

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