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Student Achievement and Support Division


The Student Achievement and Support Division works collaboratively with local educational agencies, administrators, teachers, students, families, and educational stakeholders to ensure state and federal policies and legislation are aligned, supported, and implemented in a manner that provides each of California’s students with meaningful access to a fair, equitable, high-quality, and well-rounded education.

Dr. Lindsay Tornatore, Director

Phone: 916-319-0926
Fax: 916-322-5092


The Student Achievement and Support Division is part of the Instruction and Measurement Branch.

California Practitioners Advisory Group
Information about the State Board of Education’s California Practitioners Advisory Group, which provides input regarding local, state, and federal accountability and serves as the Title I Committee of Practitioners.

California’s System of Support
Information about California's system of support, which is one of the central components of California’s accountability and continuous improvement system.

Comprehensive Support and Improvement
Information about Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) as required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Continuous Improvement Resources
Level 1 Resources, tools, and guidance available to support LEAs and educational stakeholders throughout the Local Control and Accountability Plan and school planning processes.

Every Student Succeeds Act
Information regarding California's plan to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and federal waivers California received in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Integrated Approach to Planning for the Local Control and Accountability Plan and School Plan
Guidance on implementing an integrated approach to planning for the Local Control and Accountability Plan and School Plan.

Integrated Services and Supports for Students and Families who are American Indian
Information and educational services available to support the unique academic, cultural, and linguistic needs of students who are American Indian.

Integrated Services and Supports for Foster Youth
Information about grant programs for county offices of education and school districts to increase interagency support for foster youth.

Integrated Services and Supports for Students and Families Experiencing Homelessness
Information and resources for students and families experiencing homelessness to ensure that a student’s right to enroll, attend, participate fully, and succeed in school is honored by every LEA in California.

Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan (2020-21 School Year)
Information and guidance on developing and implementing the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan for the 2020-21 school year.

Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
Information, tools, and resources to support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of an LCAP.

School Improvement Grant
Information, resources, guidance, and required reporting dates about the School Improvement Grant program.

State and Federal Programs Director Meetings
Information about the State and Federal Programs Director Meetings, which are held in partnership with the California Association of Administrators of State and Federal Education Programs.

Targeted/Additional Targeted Support & Improvement
Information about Targeted Support and Improvement and Additional Targeted Support and Improvement as required by the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Title I, Part A
Information, resources, and guidance on Title I, Part A (Improving Academic Achievement of Students who are Disadvantaged) programs and funding opportunities for LEAs.

Title I, Part D
Information, resources, and guidance on Title I, Part D (Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk) programs and funding and funding opportunities for LEAs.

Title I Monitoring and Support
Information, resources, and guidance to support LEAs with Title I, Parts A and D programs as they prepare for the federal program monitoring process.

Title IV, Part A
Information, resources, and guidance on Title IV, Part A (Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants) programs and funding opportunities for LEAs.

Title V, Part B
Information, resources, and guidance on Title V, Part B (Rural Education Achievement Program) programs and funding opportunities for LEAs.

Questions:   Student Achievement and Support Division | SASD@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0926
Last Reviewed: Thursday, December 3, 2020