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Intensive Level 1

Local educational agencies that have been identified as Intensive Level 1 are required to participate in all three steps of the Compliance and Improvement Monitoring process. This is the home page for that Level.

If you have been identified as Intensive Level 1 in your March 14, 2022, Annual Determination Letter, you are required to participate in all three steps of the Compliance and Improvement Monitoring (CIM) process, with some activities conducted independently, some with the assistance and guidance of a technical assistance provider, and some under the California Department of Education's (CDE's) close supervision. The goal at the end of the monitoring period is to have a fully developed improvement plans that seeks to implement a high leverage activity that will improve outcomes for students with disabilities in the local educational agency (LEA).

The CDE identifies LEAs for level 1 intensive monitoring and support that are in the bottom 8-10 percent of LEAs for outcomes in Assessment, Placement and Student Engagement (Suspension and Attendance).

LEAs identified for level 1 intensive monitoring and support conduct some of the CIM process independently, some with the assistance and guidance of a Technical Assistance (TA) provider, and some under the CDE’s close supervision.

Your Support Team

Your support teams will include CDE Intensive Monitoring Staff and the Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Improvement Leads TA Provider. Listed below is a link and contact information to your support team. As you continue to move through the CIM process you will

TA Provider

SELPA System Improvement Leads (SIL) External link opens in new window or tab.

CDE Staff

Intensive Monitoring Unit Contact Information
Focused Monitoring and Technical Assistance (FMTA) I Manager: Barbara Gaskin
Direct Telephone Number: 916-327-0865
Unit Telephone Number: 916-324-8898
Email: BGaskin@cde.ca.gov
FMTA IV Manager: Jack Brimhall
Direct Telephone Number: 916-445-1056
Unit Telephone Number: 916-445-9772
Email: JBrimhall@cde.ca.gov

FMTA Consultant Assignments by Region

What am I Required to do?

Task Level of Support Timeframe/Due Date
Attend or view the Instructional Webinar Led by CDE March 28 OR 29, 2022
Data Analysis Assistance from a TA provider April 2022
Complete the infrastructure analysis Assistance from a TA provider May 2022
Educational Benefit Review Independently with CDE provided Tools June 2022
Parent Input Independently with Parent Survey April–June 2022
Policies, Practices and Procedures Review With Collaboration from CDE May–June 2022
Root Cause Analysis Assistance from a TA provider August 2022
Prioritization Assistance from a TA provider September 2022
Initiative Inventory Independently with Tools from your TA provider September 2022
Theory of Action Independently with Tools from your TA provider October 2022
Plan Assistance from a TA provider November 1, 2022

What Do I Need to Do First?

Go to the SIL website and register with your TA provider.

Webinars

Spring 2022 Introductory Monitoring Webinar for Intensive Levels 1, 2, and 3 External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 44:17)

If there are any questions regarding the webinar recording, send an email to Intensivemonitoring@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   Special Education Division | Intensivemonitoring@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
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