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Notice of Improvement Status Letter

Letter Head: Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, California Department of Education

December 18, 2012

Dear Select County and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators:

Notice of Improvement Status under Titles I and III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Your local educational agency (LEA) has been identified for improvement status under Titles I and/or III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Based upon data from the 2012 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Report and the 2011–12 Title III Accountability Report, your LEA has been identified as:

Program
2012-13 Improvement Status
  • Title I Program Improvement (PI)

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«PI_Category»

  • Title III

«TitleIIIStatus»
«ConsortiaLead»

Please Note: LEAs identified for Program Improvement under Title II Compliance Monitoring, Interventions, and Sanctions (CMIS) will be notified via separate letter.

Title I PI Accountability Requirements

For further information about current Title I PI accountability requirements, please refer to the California Department of Education (CDE) Program Improvement LEA Requirements Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ti/leapireq.asp. If you have questions regarding current Title I PI accountability requirements, please contact the following CDE staff:

  • PI Years 1 and 2: Mark Roberts, Education Programs Consultant, District Innovation and Improvement Office, by phone at 916-319-319-0651 or by e-mail at mroberts@cde.ca.gov.
  • PI Years 3, Newly Advancing, and PI Years 3+: Clement Mok, Education Programs Consultant, District Innovation and Improvement Office, by phone at 916-319-0940 or by e-mail at cmok@cde.ca.gov.
Title III Accountability Requirements

For specific accountability requirements for LEAs/consortia under Title III, please refer to the CDE Title III Accountability Requirements 2012 Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/t3/t3amaotargets12.asp. If you have questions about Title III accountability requirements, please contact:

  • Lilia G. Sánchez, Education Programs Consultant, Language Policy and Leadership Office, by phone at 916-319-0265 or by e-mail at lsanchez@cde.ca.gov.
State Technical Assistance on Requirements

The CDE provides a range of resources to LEAs that outline the specific requirements under each accountability program. The enclosure includes selected Web page links to technical assistance resources. Please view the appropriate topic(s) pertaining to requirements under your LEA’s new Title I and/or III status, as identified on the first page of this letter.

Sincerely,

/s/

Deborah V.H. Sigman, Deputy Superintendent
Curriculum, Learning, and Accountability Branch

/s/

Lupita Cortez Alcalá, Deputy Superintendent
Instruction and Learning Support Branch

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Enclosure

California Department of Education Presentations on
Titles I and III Accountability Requirements

All presentations can be viewed at the identified California Department of Education Web address in the right column.

Title I, Program Improvement (PI) Presentations

Resource
Format

Topic

Web Address for the Resource

Web page

Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) in Program Improvement Years 1 and 2 Requirements and Resources

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ti/pilearesources.asp

Web page

Resources for development of the revised LEA Plan for LEAs entering Program Improvement Year 3 Corrective Action

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ti/pilearesources.asp
Web page Guidelines for submitting annual evidence of PI Year 1 Corrective Action Implementation and Monitoring to the CDE http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ti/jan12evidenceletter.asp
Data Use and State Program Assessment Tools

Resource
Format

Topic

Web Address for the Resource

Webinars

State Program Assessment Tools

  • Academic Program Survey
  • District Assistance Survey
  • English Learner Subgroup Self Assessment
  • Inventory of Services and Supports for Students with Disabilities
  • What to Do with Data Presentation: Analysis of Titles I, II, and III Data for Program Improvement

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ti/stateassesspi.asp

Title III Presentations

Resource
Format

Topic

Web Address for the Resource

Recorded Webinar

Title III Fiscal Issues: Supplement Not Supplant

http://www.cacompcenter.org/cs/t3y4p/print/htdocs/t3y4/events.htm External link opens in new window or tab.

Recorded Webinar

Title III - Accountability Overview: Guidance for 2012-13

http://www.cacompcenter.org/t3ta External link opens in new window or tab.

Recorded Webinar

Title III - English Learner Subgroup Self-Assessment supporting Needs Assessment

https://www.cais.ca.gov/Help.aspx External link opens in new window or tab.

Recorded Webinars

Title III - The California Accountability and Improvement System for Improvement Plan Posting and Management

https://www.cais.ca.gov/Help.aspx External link opens in new window or tab.
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