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Promoting Equitable Access to Teachers

Resources to assist local educational agencies with gathering data and reporting disproportionate access to effective, experienced, and appropriately assigned teachers by low-income and minority students.

Program Overview

The Promoting Equitable Access to Teachers (PEAT) program has been developed to replace the state’s Compliance Monitoring, Intervention, and Sanctions program, a program which authorized the California Department of Education to monitor local educational agencies (LEAs) for compliance with federal laws regarding highly qualified teachers (HQT) and to provide technical assistance to LEAs to ensure success in the development and implementation of a comprehensive teacher equity plan consistent with the No Child Left Behind Act.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015, changed the requirements regarding educator equity by removing HQT requirements, sanctions, and intervention requirements and adding the requirement to gather data and report disproportionate access to effective, experienced, and appropriately assigned teachers by low-income and minority students.

Tier I Supports

Resources, tools, and technical assistance pertaining to the analysis of equity data and Local Control and Accountability Plan (priority 1) development.

PEAT: Webinar

May 23, 2018, 10 to 11 a.m.
PEAT Webinar Login Web Page External link opens in new window or tab.
Event password: 152592

This discussion will focus on the steps LEAs will need to take to identify local disparities, engage local stakeholders in the process of developing strategies that will address those disparities, and how to incorporate these strategies within an LEA's Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), and appropriately respond in writing to ESSA Section 1112(b)(2) in the LCAP Addendum. This WebEx session will be recorded.

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Step 2: If you experience issues joining the meeting, contact WebEx support at 1-866-229-3239

If you have any questions regarding this Webinar, please contact the Teacher and Leader Policy Office by phone at 916-445-7331 or by e-mail at TLPO@cde.ca.gov.

LCAP Federal Addendum

Educator Equity: LCAP Addendum Criteria & Guidance
Criteria, guidance, and resources for local educational agencies (LEAs) to meet the provisions of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Federal Addendum Title I, Part A—Educator Equity section.

Educator Equity: LCAP Addendum Reviewer Criteria
Reviewer criteria to meet the provisions of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Federal Addendum Title I, Part A—Educator Equity section.

PEAT: Equitable Distribution of Excellent Educators (Coming Soon)
This guide is intended to provide LEAs Level 1 support resources and tools for ensuring the equitable distribution of effective educators and support LEAs and schools as they review and update their Local Control and Accountability Plans annually.

PEAT: Teacher Action Plan (Coming Soon)

California State Equity Plans

A history of California’s most recent state equity plans.

California's 2016 State Plan to Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators (PDF)
This plan details a theory of action, updated data and analysis, and progress toward achieving equitable access to excellent teachers and leaders for all students.

California's 2015 State Plan to Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators (PDF)
This plan details a theory of action and progress toward achieving equitable access to excellent teachers and leaders for all students.

California’s Teacher Equity Plan (DOC)
Addresses Requirement Six of the State’s Plan for HQT, written and approved by the State Board of Education in September 2010. It reflects the steps the State is currently taking to ensure that students from low-income families and minority students are not taught at higher rates than other students by inexperienced, unqualified, or out-of-field teachers.

Sample Notifications for Title I Programs

The two templates for parent notifications, as required by Title I, Part A, may be modified by schools for communications with local parents.

Parents' Right to Know Letter Regarding Teacher Qualifications (DOC)
Federal law requires that parents be notified at the beginning, and/or when appropriate anytime, of each school year of their right to know the professional qualifications of their child's teacher(s).

Available translations of the Parents' Right to Know Letter Regarding Teacher Qualifications

Teacher Requirements Four-Week Notice (DOC)
Federal law requires that parents be notified when their child has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who has not met State certification or licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.

Available translations of the Teacher Requirements Four-Week Notice

Questions:   Teacher and Leader Policy Office | TLPO@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-7331
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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