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Intensive Level 2

Local educational agencies (LEAs) that have been identified as Intensive Level 2 are required to participate in all three steps of the Compliance and Improvement Monitoring (CIM) process. This is the home page for that Level.

If you have been identified as Intensive Level 2 in your March 20, 2023, Annual Determination Letter, you are required to participate in all three steps of the CIM process, some activities 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 plan that seeks to implement a high leverage activity or activities that will improve outcomes for students with disabilities in the LEA.

The CDE identifies LEAs for Level 2 intensive monitoring and support that are in the bottom 4–7.99 percent of LEAs in outcomes for achievement, placement, and school climate (suspension and attendance) for students with disabilities.

LEAs identified for Level 2 intensive monitoring and support do not conduct the CIM process independently. LEAs complete some activities with the assistance and guidance of a Technical Assistance (TA) provider provided by the state but complete most activities under the CDE’s close supervision.

Your Support Team

Your support teams will include CDE Intensive Monitoring Staff and the System Improvement Leads (SIL) TA provider. Listed below is a link and contact information to your support team.

TA Provider

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?

CIM Step One: Gather and Inquire

Task Level of Support Due Date
Attend or view the Instructional Webinar Collaboration with CDE and SIL March 28 OR 29, 2023
CIM Team Creation Collaboration with CDE and SIL June 30, 2023
Data Drill Down Collaboration with CDE and SIL June 30, 2023
Infrastructure Analysis Collaboration with CDE and SIL June 30, 2023
Policy and Procedure Review Collaboration with CDE and SIL June 30, 2023
Student Record Review Collaboration with CDE and SIL June 30, 2023
Educational Benefit Review Collaboration with CDE and SIL June 30, 2023
Parent Input Collaboration with CDE, SIL, and Seeds of Partnership June 30, 2023
Consolidation Collaboration with CDE and SIL June 30, 2023
Submission into Stepwell Collaboration with CDE and SIL June 30, 2023

CIM Step Two: Investigate

Task Level of Support Due Date
Prioritize Problem Areas Collaboration with CDE and SIL September 30, 2023
Root Cause Analysis Collaboration with CDE and SIL September 30, 2023
Prioritize Root Causes Collaboration with CDE and SIL September 30, 2023
Initiative Inventory Collaboration with CDE and SIL September 30, 2023
Theory of Action Collaboration with CDE and SIL September 30, 2023
Submission into Stepwell Collaboration with CDE and SIL September 30, 2023

CIM Step Three: Plan

Task Level of Support Due Date
Action Plan Development Collaboration with CDE, SIL, and additional TA provider as needed November 30, 2023
Submission into Stepwell Collaboration with CDE, SIL, and additional TA provider as needed November 30, 2023

CIM Step Four: Implementation and Monitoring

Task Level of Support Due Date
Progress Report 1 for any CIM activities through March 2024 Collaboration with CDE and TA provider April 10, 2024
Progress Report 2 (April 2024 – June 2024) Collaboration with CDE and TA provider July 10, 2024
Progress Report 3 (July 2024 – September 2024) Collaboration with CDE and TA provider October 10, 2024
Progress Report 4 (October 2024 – December 2024) Collaboration with CDE and TA provider January 10, 2025
Progress Report 5 (January 2025 – March 2025) Collaboration with CDE and TA provider April 10, 2025
Progress Report 6 (April 2025 – June 2025) Collaboration with CDE and TA provider July 10, 2025
Progress Report 7 (July 2025 – September 2025) Collaboration with CDE and TA provider October 10, 2025
Progress Report 8 (October 2025 – December 2025) Collaboration with CDE and TA provider January 10, 2026

Webinars

March 28, 2023, 9 a.m. Introduction to CIM for New Intensive CIM LEAs Zoom Webinar Registration External link opens in new window or tab.

OR

March 29, 2023, 1 p.m. Introduction to CIM for New Intensive CIM LEAs Zoom Webinar Registration External link opens in new window or tab.

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

Questions:   Special Education Division | Intensivemonitoring@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Monday, March 20, 2023
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