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Technical Assistance and Monitoring

Technical assistance to guide local educational agencies with providing services to English learner, immigrant, and migrant students.

The Technical Assistance and Monitoring Office (TAMO) provides monitoring and technical assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) to ensure that English learners, including immigrant and migrant students, acquire full proficiency in English as rapidly and effectively as possible, and that English learners meet state standards for academic achievement.

Data Collection and Analysis
Data collected from California schools to identify trends and educational needs and measure student academic performance. 

English Learner Data and Services in the California Pupil Achievement Data System Webinar External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 19:58)
English Learner Data and Services in the California Pupil Achievement Data System Presentation Slides (PDF; 2MB)
Webinar and presentation slides designed to improve data integrity with reporting services to English learners, including but not limited to, teacher EL authorization and course codes.

English Learner On-site and Online Program Instruments
The English Learner program instruments comprise federal and state requirements and requests for evidence that may be used to demonstrate compliance during the Federal Program Monitoring (FPM) process.

English Learner Online Program Instrument for 2017-18 (PDF)
English Learner On-site Program Instrument for 2017-18 (PDF)
(These documents differ in format from the instruments posted on the CDE Compliance Monitoring Web page.)

English Learner On-site and Online Program Instruments for 2016–17 (PDF)

English Learner FPM Training

  • August 3–4, 2017, Los Angeles
  • August 10–11, 2017, Sacramento

English Learner Program Instrument Training Webinar for 2017-18 External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 26:10)
English Learner Program Instrument Training Webinar for 2017-18 Presentation Slides (PDF; 1MB)
This presentation provides a more in depth review of the EL instrument content and suggested evidence organization.

English Learner Program Instrument Training Webinar for 2017-18 Handouts
The handouts correspond to items in the EL Instrument training.

California English Learners and Title III of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Training External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 25:12)
California English Learners and Title III of the Every Student Succeeds Act Presentation Slides (PDF)
This presentation provides an overview of the Non-Regulatory Guidance: English Learners and Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as amended by the ESSA released on September 23, 2016, from the U.S. Department of Education. The training webinar will also provide clarification on some issues, and policy or programmatic recommendations.

Migrant Education Program On-site Instrument for 2017–18
The Migrant Education program instrument comprises federal and state requirements and requests for evidence used to demonstrate compliance during the FPM process.

Migrant Education Program On-site Instrument for 2017-18 (PDF)

Migrant Education FPM Training

  • August 3–4, 2017, Los Angeles
  • August 10–11, 2017, Sacramento

Migrant Education Program Instrument Training Webinar for 2017-18 External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 22:50)
Migrant Education Program Instrument Training Webinar for 2017-18 Presentation Slides (PDF)
This presentation provides a more in depth review of the MEP instrument content and suggested evidence organization.

English Learner Parent Advisory Committees

School and district level committees comprised of parents, staff, and community members specifically designated to advise school officials on English Learner programs and services.

Resources

Forms
Samples of commonly used English Learner program documents that may be used by an LEA.

Legal Resources
Collection of often cross-referenced legal documents, which have defined English learner access rights to educational services. It is supplemented with various federal Web sites related to civil rights and sources to find specific laws.

Parental Notification Translation Requirement
California Education Code Section 48985.5 requires the California Department of Education to notify county and district superintendents annually when 15 percent or more of students enrolled in a public school speak a single primary language other than English. These schools must provide all notices, reports, statements, or records sent to a parent of such students in English and the home language.

Technical Assistance and Monitoring Office (TAMO) Staff

Staff Telephone
TAMO Main Line
916-319-0938
Theresa Hawk
916-319-0938
Alexis Ramirez
916-319-0443
Elisa Ayala 916-319-0320
Jennifer Bentley 916-323-5237
Ramiro Nava
916-319-0493
Ron Addington
916-319-0228
Sal Arriaga
916-323-5549
Stephanie Woo
916-323-1025
Suzie Dollesin
916-319-9620
Teresa Palomino
916-319-0678
Unity Taylor 916-322-3032
William Vang
916-323-4872

Questions:   Technical Assistance and Monitoring Office | 916-319-0938
Last Reviewed: Monday, September 18, 2017
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