Clearinghouse for Multilingual DocumentsThe Clearinghouse for Multilingual Documents (CMD) is a secure database to assist local educational agency (LEA) staff in locating parental notification documents translated into non-English languages.
State and federal laws place expectations upon schools to translate notices sent to the parents of English learners. Through the Clearinghouse, schools can download translated notices for free and modify them to suit local needs. This service helps schools to save time, money, and work efforts.The Clearinghouse is intended for use by schools and districts. If parents want to obtain translations of a school notification, they should contact their child's school.
- Registered user log in.
Local educational agency staff members use this link if they have already registered for the CMD.
- Information about the CMD
Includes basic information, answers to frequently asked questions, and instructions for using the CMD system.
- Clearinghouse for Multilingual Documents - CalEdFacts
Helpful information about viewing translations accurately.
Districts, county offices, and charter schools are encouraged to contact the CMD with questions, suggestions, and requests. How can the CMD better serve your needs? What CMD translations have you found to be helpful? Do you have suggestions for improvement? Contact the CMD by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 916-445-6109.
Access to the CMD and Its Translations
- List of registered educational agencies
Employees of educational agencies refer to this list to find out if their agency is already registered. If the agency is listed but the “Contact” field is blank, or if the contact information is out of date, e-mail the CMD at email@example.com for assistance.
- Register as a new user
Local educational agency staff members who have obtained access codes from the CMD will use this link to register.
- Public access to the search page.
This link is intended for use by the general public.
- Resources, Standards, and Language Group Data
Helpful information and materials include language data, translation requirements and glossaries, content standards and other resources.
The CDE acknowledges the generosity of the local educational agencies who contribute information to the CMD in order to share with others. Without these important contributions, the CMD might not exist.
The Clearinghouse for Multilingual Documents helps local educational agencies find information about parent notifications that have been translated by districts into other languages for use with their non-English reading parents.
The California Department of Education (CDE) offers this catalog of documents translated by local educational agencies free of charge. Making this information available allows school districts to benefit from documents translated by others. The CDE does not control or guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of the data or translations provided by participating school districts. The LEAs and other agencies disseminating the translated documents available in this catalog are ultimately responsible for the documents' content and accuracy.