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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.

As of June 30, 2016 was decommissioned. Users will no longer have access to information or documentation stored in the system after this date.

CAIS was utilized from 2008 through June 2016 to support the monitoring implementation activities for the California Department of Education including LEA Plans, Single Plan for Student Achievement, School Improvement Grants, Title III plans, Special Education Division, and Federal Program Monitoring.

As of January 2016 the California Department of Education Monitoring Tool (CMT) was implemented by CDE to support monitoring activities. Information and data contained in CAIS will not be transferred by CDE to CMT. For additional information regarding the California Department of Education’s use of CMT, please visit the CMT Web page.

LEA Plan building activities and NPS/A certification applications and Self-Reviews will not be supported by CMT.

A list of program contacts is provided below for programs supported in CMT and those not supported by CMT.


Program Contacts - Supported by CMT

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
School Improvement Grant (SIG) To monitor SIG implementation for LEAs receiving SIG funding. School Turnaround Office N/A 916-319-0833
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



Program Contacts - Not Supported by CMT

Program Name Description of Use Office Name Staff Phone Number E-mail
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)

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



Questions:   Federal Program Monitoring Office | | 916-319-0935
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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