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Targeted Level 3

Local educational agencies (LEAs) that have been identified as Targeted Level 3 are required to participate in all three steps of the Compliance and Improvement Monitoring process. This is the home page for that Level.

An LEA identified as Targeted Level 3 in the March 20, 2023, Annual Determination Letter, is 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, some with special education local plan area (SELPA), and some with California Department of Education (CDE) support. By the end of the 2023 monitoring period, the LEA is required to have a fully developed improvement plan that seeks to implement high leverage activities which will improve outcomes for students with disabilities in the areas identified by the Annual Determination Letter.

The CDE identifies LEAs for Targeted Level 3 monitoring in one or more of the three ways:

  1. The LEA is identified as disproportionate for two or more years
  2. The LEA is ranked in the bottom 11–20% of either the Intensive Evaluation or Preschool Intensive Evaluation
  3. The LEA is ranked in the bottom 10% for any of the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Indicators.

LEAs identified for Targeted Level 3 monitoring and support are required to attend all trainings as outlined below in the Trainings table. Targeted Level 3 LEAs will conduct all activities of the CIM steps independently, with the support of their SELPA and the CDE. The LEA will utilize guidance and materials provided by the CDE to develop a CIM Team, conduct an independent data drill down and review of the procedural compliance elements associated with the targets or areas in need of review, perform a root cause analysis, and develop an improvement plan. Please review the table titled CIM Due Dates for the specific dates that each CIM step is due to the LEA’s SELPA.

Your Support Team

Your support teams will include your SELPA, CDE Monitoring Staff and the System Improvement Leads Technical Assistance (TA) Provider.

CDE Staff

Targeted Monitoring Unit Contact Information
Focused Monitoring and Technical Assistance (FMTA) II Manager: Donna DeMartini
Direct Telephone Number: 916-327-3696
Unit Telephone Number: 916-445-4632
Email: DDeMartini@cde.ca.gov
FMTA III Manager: James Johnson
Direct Telephone Number: 916-327-4218
Unit Telephone Number: 916-327-6966
Email: JamJohns@cde.ca.gov

FMTA Consultant Assignments by Region

What am I Required to do?

Trainings

Task Level of Support Date Time Registration Link
Student Record Review and Introduction to Stepwell Led by CDE May 8, 2023 10–11 a.m. May 8, 2023, Student Record Review and Introduction to Stepwell Zoom Webinar Registration External link opens in new window or tab.
Student Record Review and Introduction to Stepwell (repeat of May 8 webinar) Led by CDE May 9, 2023 10–11 a.m. May 9, 2023, Student Record Review and Introduction to Stepwell Zoom Webinar Registration External link opens in new window or tab.
Policies and Procedures Led by CDE May 15, 2023 10–11 a.m. Policies and Procedures Zoom Webinar Registration External link opens in new window or tab.
Consolidation Training Led by CDE May 31, 2023 10–11 a.m. Consolidation Training Zoom Webinar Registration External link opens in new window or tab.

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

CIM Due Dates

CIM Step Due Date
Stepwell Student File Review June 30, 2023
Policy and Procedure Review June 30, 2023
CIM Step 1 June 30, 2023
CIM Step 2 September 29, 2023
CIM Plan November 30, 2023

Webinars

CIM: Targeted Monitoring Orientation External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 1:23:18)

CIM: Team Development Targeted Monitoring External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 54:50)

Disproportionality Training External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 31:19)

Questions:   Special Education Division | Targetedmonitoring@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Monday, May 01, 2023
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