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Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter

January 31, 2019

Dear County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators:

PUBLIC RELEASE OF DATA FILE FOR SCHOOLS THAT MEET THE CRITERIA FOR SUPPORT AND IMPROVEMENT IN 2018–19

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires the California Department of Education (CDE) to determine school eligibility for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) and Additional Targeted Support and Improvement (ATSI) based on the criteria in California’s ESSA State Plan. The 2018–19 data file for schools that meet the criteria for CSI and ATSI is now posted on the CDE web site at https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/sw/t1/csi.asp and https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/sw/t1/tsi.asp. This file is now available for public viewing.

Information on the selection, eligibility criteria, program requirements, and support for CSI and ATSI can be accessed from the CDE School Support web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/sw/t1/schoolsupport.asp. These criteria, including examples, are also available in the 2018 Dashboard Technical Guide (pages 143 through 147), which is posted on the CDE California School Dashboard and System of Support web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/cm/ (select Data Files and Guide tab).

Frequently Asked Questions and Applications for Funding

Frequently Asked Questions about school eligibility for CSI and ATSI are addressed under the Technical Assistance tabs on two CDE web pages:

A link to the 2018–19 ESSA CSI Local Educational Agency Application for Funding will be posted by close of business on the CDE School Support CSI web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/sw/t1/csi.asp (under the Funding tab) on February 4, 2019.

A link to the 2018–19 ESSA CSI County Office of Education Application for Funding will be posted by close of business on the CDE School Support CSI web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/sw/t1/csi.asp (under the Funding tab) on February 11, 2019.

Schools eligible for CSI and ATSI are required to develop school plans to improve student outcomes. The CDE has issued a revised School Plan for Student Achievement (School Plan) which meets the federal planning requirements for those schools operating a Title I, Part A, Schoolwide Program, or who are eligible for ESSA Support and Improvement. This School Plan template) is available on the CDE Local Control and Accountability web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/re/lc/.

Questions

For questions regarding the eligibility criteria for CSI and ATSI, please contact the Data Visualization and Reporting Office, by email at lcffessadata@cde.ca.gov or by phone at 916-322-3245.

For questions regarding the funding application process, please contact the School Improvement and Support Office by email at SISO@cde.ca.gov or by phone at 916-319-0833.

For information regarding the planning process, please contact the Local Agency Systems Support Office by email at LCFF@cde.ca.gov or by phone at 916-323-LCFF (5233).

Sincerely,

 

Cindy Kazanis, Director
Analysis, Measurement and Accountability Reporting Division

Melanie Greene, Director
Improvement and Accountability Division

CK/MG:ss

Last Reviewed: Thursday, January 31, 2019

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