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California Accountability & Improvement System (CAIS)

CAIS is a web-based support system used to review school plans and monitor compliance documentation for schools (public and non-public), districts, and county offices that receive funding for certain programs.

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Access to California Accountability and Improvement System (CAIS) External link opens in new window or tab. is limited to appropriate use managed by the CAIS support team. LEAs may request access, training, and assistance with the use of CAIS by contacting the appropriate program contact, who serves as the system administrator.


CAIS Fact Sheets are designed for current users. For program specific CAIS training opportunities, please refer to the appropriate Program Contact.

Fact Sheet 1: How to add Users (PDF; Revised 17-Nov-2014)
This document is designed for CAIS administrators and describes how to add users to existing local educational agencies.

Fact Sheet 2: How to Upload Documents (PDF; Revised 17-Nov-2014)
This document describes how to upload documents to program instrument items.

Fact Sheet 3: How to Upload Documents to Resolve Findings (PDF; Revised 17-Nov-2014)
This document describes how to upload responsive documents to resolve findings following a monitoring review.

Fact Sheet 4: How to Request a Resolution Agreement (PDF; Revised 17-Nov-2014)
This document describes how to request a resolution agreement (not to exceed 225 calendar days from the last day of a review) following a monitoring review.


Information related to CAIS training.

2014–15 CAIS Overview for Monitoring Reviews Webinar
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Presentation materials from the CAIS Overview training on July 23, 2014.
Transcript of the 2014–15 CAIS Overview for Monitoring Reviews Webinar

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Program Contacts

Program Name Description of Use Office Name Staff Phone Number E-mail
Federal Program Monitoring (FPM)

Monitor federal categorical and state mandated areas of responsibility (representing 19 programs) of LEAs.

Federal Program Monitoring Office N/A 916-319-0935
Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) in Corrective Action – Evidence of LEA Plan Implementation Submit evidence of LEA Plan implementation to the CDE.

District Innovation and Improvement Office Jacqueline Matranga 916-445-4905
Local Educational Agency (LEA) Planning Design, implement, and monitor an integrated LEA Plan to increase student learning using the planning tools.

District Innovation and Improvement Office

Jacqueline Matranga (Program)

Chris Aban
(CAIS Technical Assistance)

School Improvement Grant (SIG) To monitor SIG implementation for LEAs receiving SIG funding. School Turnaround Office N/A 916-319-0833
Special Education, Interagency-Nonpublic Schools and Agencies (IA-NPS/A)

Collect and monitor annual NPS/A certification applications and Self-Reviews conducted by the NPSs. IA-NPS/A N/A 916-327-0141
Title III: Year 2 and 4 Improvement Plans Local educational agencies upload their Title III Year 2 and Year 4 Improvement Plans to the California Accountability and Improvement System (CAIS) to fulfill the requirements of ESEA, Sections 3122(b)(2)(4). Language Policy and Leadership Office

Lilia Sanchez

Angela Rivers


Questions:   Federal Program Monitoring Office | | 916-319-0935
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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