Select ResourcesSelect resources from Lead Agencies, state agency partners, and the California Department of Education that are designed to assist local educational agencies and schools in improving student achievement.
Resources in Response to Covid-19 | Health and Safety | Communication and Community Engagement | Learning and Instruction | Curriculum and Instruction | Assessments | Social-Emotional Learning | Career Technical Education | Expanded Learning | California's Students | Students with Disabilities | English Learners | Professional Relationships and Learning | Improvement for All
- CDE Coronavirus Response
Information and resources regarding CDE's COVID-19 response efforts.
- Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California's Public Schools
CDE guidance document for safely reopening schools for the 20-21 school year.
- CCEE Continuity of Learning Playbooks
Resources to assist LEA leaders in planning for teaching and learning in the COVID-19 context.
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webinars
A comprehensive listing of all CDE webinars related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Federal Funding Flexibility
Coronavirus (COVID-19) federal funding flexibility information and resources for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
- Distance Learning
Resources - Guidance and resources for teachers and families in K–12 schools regarding high quality distance learning.
- CDE Health and Safety Checklist
A comprehensive checklist of considerations to inform LEA leaders in their decision-making for reopening schools.
- California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Guidance
A list of guidance documents from the California Department of Public Health.
- CDE Family Engagement Toolkit (PDF; 2MB)
This resource provides practical planning and evaluation tools that support efforts to engage all families, particularly those of underrepresented and underserved students. Related resources include Editable Templates (DOC) of the 10 tools introduced in the Toolkit.
- Authentic LCAP Engagement Toolkit
This toolkit from the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence includes videos, presentations, handouts, and a Data Equity Walks Toolkit to facilitate understanding the importance of defining “authentic engagement” before in-person, site engagement takes place. Learn how to communicate to engage, versus communicate to inform, and explore practices and strategies that can lead to more meaningful site engagement.
- Meaningful Local Engagement Under ESSA: Issue 1: A Handbook for LEA and School Leaders
School and district leaders can use this handbook from CCSSO as a source of strategies to consider as they build their comprehensive stakeholder engagement strategy.
- Meaningful Engagement Under ESSA: Issue 2: A Handbook for Local Leaders on School Improvement
School and district leaders can use this handbook to learn more about the opportunities available to them under the ESSA, and as a source of strategies to consider as they build their local improvement plans.
- California’s State Content Standards and Curriculum Frameworks
- Curriculum and Instruction Resources
Resources and guidance from CDE on selected content areas, and instructional strategies to aid parents, teachers, and other education professionals in helping California’s future leaders learn, grow, and develop.
- Multi-Tiered System of Supports
A framework that aligns Response to Instruction and Intervention with the California State standards and the systems necessary to ensure academic, behavior, and social success.
- Scaling Up MTSS Statewide (SUMS) Initiative
Resources, trainings, and support from the Orange County Department of Education related to the implementation of California's Multi-Tiered System of Support Framework.
- Guidance on Diagnostic and Formative Assessments
Guidance describing how LEAs can use California’s approved assessments to evaluate where students are academically at the start of and throughout the school year.
- Tools for Teachers
This website includes standards-based lessons, activities, materials, and formative assessments for each domain of the Common Core State Standards.
- Smarter Balanced Remote Teaching and Learning
This new website provides suggestions for how teachers can use Smarter Balanced assessment resources when engaged in remote instruction.
- CAASPP Online Practice and Training Tests Portal
- ELPAC Practice and Training Tests web page
- Social and Emotional Learning
Guidance and resources from the CDE for supporting social and emotional learning.
- Career Technical Education
Information, resources, and supports from CDE related to Career Technical Education (CTE).
- Student Organizations
Links to select CTE-related student organizations.
- California Career Resource Network
Career development information and resources to support development of critical career self-management skills.
- Expanded Learning
Information and resources related to California's Expanded Learning programs.
- California AfterSchool Network
Links to support, resources, and trainings from the California AfterSchool Network.
Specific strategies to meet the diverse needs of all learners
- Special Education
Information and resources from the CDE to serve the unique needs of students with disabilities.
- SELPA System Improvement Leads
Resources and trainings designed to support LEAs in the areas of data use and governance, continuous improvement, and implementation of high leverage practices.
- Equity, Disproportionality, and Design
Resources and supports from South County SELPA related to reducing disproportionality.
- Improving Outcomes for English Learners with Disabilities
Resources and support from Imperial County SELPA.
- Marin County SELPA
Supports developed by the Marin County SELPA and the California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN) to scale up the use of evidence-based practices.
- Open Access
Resources and supports from Placer County focused on Universal Design for Learning, Assistive Technology, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication strategies.
- Supporting Inclusive Practices
Information, resources, and supports from the Supporting Inclusive Practices (SIP) Project.
- English Learners
Links and information for educators and others who are directly involved with English learner programs.
- English Learner Resources
Links to information and resources to support English Learners.
- English Learner Roadmap
Guide to assist local educational agencies to implement California's 21st century college-and-career-ready standards, curriculum, instruction programs, and assessments
- Educator Excellence
Information and resources regarding educator excellence aligned to the Greatness by Design report from the Educator Excellence Task Force.
- Professional Learning Opportunities
A searchable database of professional learning opportunities available throughout California and online.
- California School Dashboard
Link to the California School Dashboard web page.
- California School Dashboard and System of Support
Information about the California School Dashboard and California’s accountability system.
- Local Control and Accountability Plan
Information about the Local Control and Accountability Plan and other local educational agency and school-level plans, including the LCAP Federal Addendum and the School Plan for Student Achievement.
- Comprehensive Support and Improvement
Information for schools eligible for comprehensive support and improvement (CSI) under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
- Targeted/Additional Targeted Support & Improvement
Information for schools eligible for targeted support and improvement (TSI) and additional targeted support and improvement (ATSI) under the ESSA.
- Continuous Improvement Resources
Resources and tools to assist local educational agencies, schools, and local stakeholders as they plan and implement continuous improvement efforts.