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Compliance and Improvement Monitoring Process

The Compliance Improvement Monitoring (CIM) process is the Special Education monitoring framework. This page shows where local educational agencies (LEAs) can locate their support and monitoring tier.

The Special Education monitoring framework uses a tiered system that differentiates the level of monitoring and technical assistance supports for each local educational agency (LEA) based on data analyses and to determine the LEA’s need for support and intervention. At the core of the monitoring framework is the Compliance and Improvement Monitoring (CIM) process. LEAs in Targeted or Intensive Monitoring Levels for performance are required to participate in and complete the CIM process as part of their ongoing, annual monitoring activity. The CIM process is a series of steps and activities which identify LEAs that need assistance with correction, improvement, and the development of an integrated action plan to address the identified problems of practice. CIM is designed to ensure that LEAs, with differentiated levels of involvement and review, examine a wide-range of both compliance and performance data and identify the root causes of areas of concern so that an effective improvement action plan can be developed and implemented.

The CIM is a multi-year process which recognizes that meaningful improvement likely does not occur in a short period of time and requires sustained focus on the areas in need of improvement to effect positive outcomes for students with disabilities.

2023 Monitoring Level

In the Annual Determination Letter you received on March 20, 2023, you were identified as one of the following levels. Please select the corresponding link to learn more about the next steps.

Significantly Disproportionate

Intensive Level 1

Intensive Level 2

Intensive Level 3

Targeted Level 1 or 2

Targeted Level 3

Cyclical Monitoring for Small LEAs

Questions:   Special Education Division | 916-445-4613
Last Reviewed: Monday, March 20, 2023
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