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Technical Assistance and Guidance

State and federal FAQs and technical assistance links for SIG recipients.
California Implementation Resources and Guidance

Frequently Asked Programmatic Questions (Updated 24-Jan-2011)
A CDE document that provides answers to commonly asked programmatic questions.

Greatness by Design (PDF)
A report by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson's Task Force on Educator Excellence.

Learning, Teaching, Leading (PDF)
A report by the Professional Development Task Force at the CDE.

California Standards for the Teaching Profession External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

Teacher and Principal Evaluation Systems
CDE sources of information for districts, the general public, and interested parties who wish to learn more about Teacher and Principal Evaluation systems at the local, state, and national levels.

Outside Resources

Guidance on School Improvement Grants External link opens in new window or tab. U.S. Department of Education for School Improvement Grant (SIG).
A technical assistance document that answers frequently asked questions. See the Guidance Section and select the most current SIG Guidance document.

Handbook on Effective Implementation (Office of School Turnaround External link opens in new window or tab.

The California Comprehensive Center (CA CC) at WestEd External link opens in new window or tab.
The CA CC collaborates with the CDE and other statewide networks of support to: (1) provide training and technical assistance in the implementation and administration of programs authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA); and (2) support the use of research-based information and strategies in the following areas.

Cohort 2 Monitoring Webinar (PDF)
A presentation for Cohort 2 SIG local education agencies covering SIG monitoring for the 2013-14 school year. This includes details of the monitoring instrument, navigating the California Accountability and Improvement System, and preparing for the on-site visit.

School Improvement Grant Webinar Resources External link opens in new window or tab.
Help for local educational agencies as they work on meeting the fiscal requirements of SIG and continue with school improvement efforts.

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Last Reviewed: Friday, January 30, 2015
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