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Promoting Equitable Access to Teachers Training

Professional 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 trainings at county offices of education throughout California regarding 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.

Web-based Trainings

The CDE provided web-based trainings for those who were unable to attend an in-person training. The content of the in-person trainings is broken up into three separate webinars.  Participants should view all three webinars to receive all of the content from the in-person trainings. Useful documents to accompany the webinars will also posted below. In addition, the CDE hosted office hours on Mondays from 1–2 p.m. April through June 2019. These office hours are planned to resume in August 2019.

Webinar 1: Updates in CALPADS

Updates to CALPADS May 2019 Webinar Recording External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 2:43:13)

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 training will be posted here soon.

Webinar 2: LCAP Federal Addendum and PEAT

LCAP Federal Addendum and PEAT May 2019 Webinar Recording External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 59:54)

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)

California State Assignment and Accountability System May 2019 Webinar Recording External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 1:20:56)

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 access information will be posted here.

Spring 2019 Trainings at County Offices of Education

The CDE provided trainings at the following county offices of education (COE) in spring 2019.

Training Schedule
County Office Date Registration
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.

Questions:   Teacher and Leader Policy Office | TLPO@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0241
Last Reviewed: Monday, July 1, 2019