Title III, Year Two, Accountability Requirements
A local educational agency (LEA), county office of education (COE), direct-funded charter school, or consortia that fails to meet one or more of the three Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs) for two consecutive years becomes identified as Title III, Year Two and is subject to the Title III accountability requirements listed below. Status determined through data available in the 2012 Adequate Yearly Progress and the 2011–12 Title III Accountability Reports.
2012-13 Title III Accountability Requirements
- Notify parents of English learners that the LEA, COE, direct-funded charter school, or consortia did not meet all Title III AMAOs, in writing. Notification should be provided within 30 calendar days of the public release of the Title III Accountability Reports. LEA in a consortium, the Lead is responsible for ensuring that parents of English learners within each consortium member are notified if AMAOs are not met.
- Sample parent notification letter (DOC)
- Sample parent notification letter in other languages are available on the California Department of Education's, Clearinghouse on Multilingual Document Web page.
- Develop and implement an Improvement Plan (IP) that will ensure that all AMAOs are met.
- The IP shall specifically address the factors that prevented the LEA or consortium from achieving the AMAO targets. This requirement can be addressed via the Title III Year 2 IP on the California Accountability and Improvement System (CAIS).
- Information for completing the IP, the plan template and other requested documents may be found on the “2012-13 Title III Guidance for Local Educational Agencies Not Meeting Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives for Two or Four Years” posted on the 2012 Title III Accountability Requirements Web page.
- Technical Assistance and Support
- The California Department of Education (CDE) designated technical assistance providers within each of the 11 County Superintendents regions. These Title III COE Leads assist identified LEAs with the development, implementation and monitoring of the Title III Year 2 and Year 4 Improvement Plans to ensure that LEAs meet their AMAOs in the future. The COE Leads contact information is available on the 2012 Title III Accountability Requirements Web page.
- The CDE and the California Comprehensive Center (CACC) at WestEd work closely with the COE Leads to plan, implement services, and offer technical assistance webinars designed to support LEAs in developing and implementing effective plans. Webinars are posted on the 2012 Title III Accountability Requirements Web page, section titled “Resources for Technical Assistance.”
- The CDE and the CACC at WestEd work closely with the COE Regional Leads to facilitate delivery of regional training forums for LEAs in Year 2 and 4 improvement status. Sites and dates will be made available to LEAs via the COE Regional Leads.
- IP templates and other required documents
- Available on the 2012 Title III Accountability Requirements Web page.
- Entering the Title III Year Two IP and Documentation into the CAIS
- The LEA should enter the IP into CAIS only after the LEA Team has completed the IP components in the Microsoft Word template, and the COE Lead has reviewed the IP for completion.
- Instructions for entering your IP into CAIS are found in the Help section on CAIS.
- Due date for IP submission: To be announced..
- CDE will review the IP and will send notification of the IP status to the LEA.
- LEA should not wait for CDE notification of the IP status to start the IP implementation.
- LEA responsibilities after receipt of IP status notification by CDE
- Addresses recommended revisions and enter into CAIS only after the COE Lead in consultation with CDE reviews these items.
- Continues the IP implementation.