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Technical Assistance and Monitoring

Technical assistance to guide local educational agencies with providing services to English learner, immigrant, and migrant students.

The Technical Assistance and Monitoring Office (TAMO) provides monitoring and technical assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) to ensure that English learners, including immigrant and migrant students, acquire full proficiency in English as rapidly and effectively as possible, and that English learners meet state standards for academic achievement.

English Learner Federal Program Monitoring Instrument

The English Learner program instrument comprises federal and state requirements and requests for evidence that may be used to demonstrate compliance during the Federal Program Monitoring (FPM) process.

English Learner Program Instrument for 2022–23(DOCX)

English Learner Program Instrument for 2021–22(DOCX)

English Learner FPM Training

The English Learner FPM training took place on August 24, 2022, via teleconference.

English Learner FPM Training Presentation for 2022–23

English Learner FPM Training for 2022–23 Presentation Slides (PPTX)
This presentation is intended to be a resource for LEAs with an FPM review and should be utilized in conjunction with the 2022–23 EL instrument.

California English Learners and Title III of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Training External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 25:12)
California English Learners and Title III of the Every Student Succeeds Act Presentation Slides (PDF)
This presentation provides an overview of the Non-Regulatory Guidance: English Learners and Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as amended by the ESSA released on September 23, 2016, from the U.S. Department of Education. The training webinar will also provide clarification on some issues, and policy or programmatic recommendations.

Migrant Education FPM Instrument

The Migrant Education program instrument comprises federal and state requirements and requests for evidence used to demonstrate compliance during the FPM process.

Migrant Education Program Instrument for 2022–23 (DOCX)

Migrant Education Program Instrument for 2021–22 (DOCX)

Migrant Education FPM Training

The Migrant Education FPM training took place on August 6, 2022, via teleconference.

Migrant Education FPM Training Presentation for 2022–23

Migrant Education FPM Training for 2022–23 Presentation Slides (PPTX)
This presentation is intended to be a resource for LEAs with an FPM review and should be utilized in conjunction with the 2022–23 Migrant Education Program instrument.

English Learner Parent Advisory Committees

School and district level committees comprised of parents, staff, and community members specifically designated to advise school officials on English Learner programs and services.

English Language Development

English Language Development Standards
Required by California Education Code (EC) Section 60811. The CA ELD Standards define the progression of language acquisition through three stages of proficiency and recognize that the student's native language plays an important role in learning English.

ELA/ELD Framework
The California State Board of Education adopted the English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework on July 19, 2014. Curriculum frameworks provide guidance to educators, parents, and publishers to support implementing California's content standards.

Resources

Forms
Samples of commonly used English Learner program documents that may be used by an LEA.

Legal Resources
Collection of often cross-referenced legal documents, which have defined English learner access rights to educational services. It is supplemented with various federal Web sites related to civil rights and sources to find specific laws.

Parental Notification Translation Requirement

California EC Section 48985.5 requires the California Department of Education to notify county and district superintendents annually when 15 percent or more of students enrolled in a public school speak a single primary language other than English. These schools must provide all notices, reports, statements, or records sent to a parent of such students in English and the home language.

Technical Assistance and Monitoring Office Staff

Staff Email
General Inquiries
Theresa Hawk, Administrator
Geqigula Dlamini, Education Programs Consultant
Beth Anselmi, Education Programs Consultant eanselmi@cde.ca.gov
Austin McKeever, Education Programs Consultant amckeever@cde.ca.gov
Ivan Tiet, Associate Governmental Programs Analyst itiet@cde.ca.gov
William Vang, Education Programs Consultant
Stephanie Woo, Education Programs Consultant swoo@cde.ca.gov

Questions:   Technical Assistance and Monitoring Office | TAMO@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0845
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, July 26, 2022
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