Promoting Equitable Access to Teachers TrainingProfessional development opportunities 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.
Professional Development Opportunities
From March through June 2019, California Department of Education (CDE) and Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) staff conducted 31 trainings at county offices of education throughout California regarding the following interrelated topics: the new State Assignment Accountability System (CalSAAS), changes in the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS), and changes to the state course codes and descriptions. The CalSAAS will use data from the CTC and CDE to identify potential misassignments and provide a communication platform for counties and school districts to address and resolve them. In addition, CDE staff provided information about the Promoting Equitable Access to Teachers (PEAT) program and Title I equity reporting requirements on the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Federal Addendum. CDE staff also recorded web-based trainings. Links to those resources are below.
The CDE provided web-based trainings for those who were unable to attend an in-person training, and links to three webinar recordings are listed below by topic. To receive the entire content of the in-person trainings, participants should view all three webinars and read the related resource documents. In addition, the CDE hosted office hours on Mondays from 1–2 p.m. from April through June 2019. These office hours will resume on Mondays beginning August 5, 2019.
Webinar 1: Updates in CALPADS
This webinar explains changes to the CALPADS, including new course codes and attributes. These changes allow for data-sharing between CTC and the CDE and for creation of a communication platform with districts and counties.
Documents that accompany this webinar:
- CTC Documents
- Administrators Assignment Manual (PDF) : Manual designed to answer questions regarding certificated assignments
- Advisory on Teacher Assignment Option Education Code Section 44258.3 (PDF) : Explanation of a Education Code Section 44258.3 that allows districts to assign teachers outside of their area of credential authorization in a departmentalized setting
- English Learner Authorization Leaflet (PDF) : Summary of the documents issued by the Commission that authorize instruction to English learners
- CALPADS Documents
Webinar 2: LCAP Federal Addendum and PEAT
This recorded webinar provides information about the PEAT program and Title I equity reporting requirements on the LCAP Federal Addendum.
Webinar 3: California State Assignment Accountability System (CalSAAS)
This recorded webinar explains CalSAAS, which will use data from the CTC and CDE to identify potential educator misassignments and will provide a communication platform for counties and school districts to address and resolve them.
Monday Office Hours with CDE and CTC Staff
Office hours via WebEx will resume on August 5, 2019
- Date and Time: Mondays, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
- Event registration/address for attendees
- Event number: 668 631 430
- Event password: 169885
Spring 2019 Trainings at County Offices of Education
The CDE provided trainings at the following county offices of education (COE) in spring 2019.
|Santa Clara||3/1/2019||Event has passed.|
|Tulare||3/6/2019||Event has passed.|
|Fresno||3/7/2019||Event has passed.|
|Yolo||3/8/2019||Event has passed.|
|Lake||3/13/2019||Event has passed.|
|Alameda||3/18/2019||Event has passed.|
|San Joaquin||3/19/2019||Event has passed.|
|Stanislaus||3/21/2019||Event has passed.|
|Santa Cruz||3/27/2019||Event has passed.|
|San Diego||3/29/2019||Event has passed.|
|Sacramento||4/5/2019||Event has passed.|
|Ventura||4/16/2019||Event has passed.|
|Los Angeles||4/22/2019||Event has passed.|
|Orange||4/23/2019||Event has passed.|
|Orange||4/24/2019||Event has passed.|
|Marin||4/25/2019||Event has passed.|
|Los Angeles||4/29/2019||Event has passed.|
|Humboldt||5/8/2019||Event has passed.|
|Shasta||5/9/2019||Event has passed.|
|Butte||5/10/2019||Event has passed.|
|Monterey||5/15/2019||Event has passed.|
|Placer||5/16/2019||Event has passed.|
|San Bernardino||5/20/2019||Event has passed.|
|Riverside||5/21/2019||Event has passed.|
|San Bernardino||5/22/2019||Event has passed.|
|Kern||5/23/2019||Event has passed.|
|Los Angeles||5/24/2019||Event has passed.|
|Sonoma||6/3/2019||Event has passed.|
|Alameda||6/4/2019||Event has passed.|
|Kings||6/5/2019||Event has passed.|
|Imperial||6/10/2019||Event has passed.|
Letter about the Spring 2019 PEAT Trainings from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction
To learn more about the topics of the Spring 2019 trainings, please refer to the letter from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond.