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Official Letter
California Department of Education
Official Letter

January 31, 2020

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 2019–2020

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 2019–2020 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 2019 Dashboard Technical Guide (pages 178 through 185), which is available on the CDE California School Dashboard and System of Support web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/cm/documents/dashboardguide19.pdf.

Applications for Funding for CSI

A link to the web-based 2019–2020 ESSA CSI Local Educational Agency (LEA) and County Office of Education (COE) Applications 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 5, 2020.

A walk-through webinar providing detailed instructions regarding the 2019-20 ESSA CSI COE Application for Funding will be conducted on: Thursday, February 6, 2020, at 10 a.m.

A walk-through webinar providing detailed instructions regarding the 2019-20 ESSA CSI LEA Application for Funding will be conducted on: Thursday, February 6, 2020, at 11:30 a.m.

Two separate emails will be sent to County and District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators with log in credentials for both the applications for funding and the walk-through webinars by close of business on Monday, February 3, 2020.

Planning Requirements

Schools eligible for CSI and ATSI are required to develop school plans to improve student outcomes. The CDE has posted a School Plan for Student Achievement (School Plan) template which meets the federal planning requirements for those schools operating a Title I, Part A, Schoolwide Program, or that 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/

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The CDE CSI web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/sw/t1/csi.asp, and

The CDE TSI/ATSI web page at https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/sw/t1/tsi.asp.

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 916-323-3071.

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

Lindsay Weiss-Tornatore, Interim Director
Improvement and Accountability Division

CK/LW

cc: Secure Accountability Coordinators
California School Dashboard Coordinators

Last Reviewed: Friday, January 31, 2020

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