California Department of Education Report to the Legislature: Title II, Part A, Statewide Professional Development for Nonprofit, Private Schools 2011–12 Annual Report
This report is required by Item 6110-195-0890 of the California State Budget Act of 2011–12, which allocated $500,000 in Federal Title II, Part A funds to provide professional development for eligible private school teachers and administrators in accordance with federal law.
Title IX, Part E, Subpart I, sections 9501 through 9504 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2001 (ESEA) define the Uniform Provisions, which require equitable services for nonprofit, private school students, teachers, and other educational personnel. Twelve ESEA programs require equitable participation, including Title II, Part A, which provides funding for improving teacher quality through high-quality professional development. Activities supported with Title II, Part A funds that benefit private school personnel must meet the requirements of the statute. Activities must be based on a review of scientifically based research; sustained, intensive, and classroom-focused; and expected to improve student academic achievement.
The California Department of Education (CDE) consulted with the California Private School Advisory Committee (CPSAC) to identify professional development needs. Consistent with those needs and all statutory requirements, the CDE provided a variety of professional development activities funded by Title II, Part A during 2011–12. Professional development programs designed to target private school instructional staff served a total of 698 teachers, 95 administrators whose participation is designed to help support implementation, and 8 individuals who did not identify their titles. Professional development programs designed to target private school administrators and principals served a total of 31 people participating in the Administrator Training Program (Assembly Bill 430 [Nava] [Chapter 364, Statutes of 2005]). Participants came from eligible private schools throughout the state, and program evaluations were consistently positive.
If you have any questions regarding this report, please contact Jane Ross, Education Programs Consultant, Professional Learning Support Division, by phone at 916-319-0339 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.This report is available on the CDE Private Schools Correspondence/Documents Web page. If you need a copy of this report, please contact Jane Ross, Education Programs Consultant, Professional Learning Support Division, by phone at 916-319-0339 or by e-mail at email@example.com.