Technical Assistance and MonitoringTechnical 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 Data and Services in the California Pupil Achievement Data System Webinar (Video; 19:58)
English Learner Data and Services in the California Pupil Achievement Data System Presentation Slides (PDF; 2MB)
Webinar and presentation slides designed to improve data integrity with reporting services to English learners, including but not limited to, teacher EL authorization and course codes.
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 FPM Training
The English Learner FPM training took place on July 29, 2020, via teleconference.
English Learner FPM Training Presentation for 2020–21
English Learner FPM Training for 2020–21 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 2020–21 EL instrument.
California English Learners and Title III of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Training
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 FPM Training
- The Migrant Education FPM training took place on July 30, 2020, via teleconference.
Migrant Education FPM Training Presentation for 2020–21
Migrant Education FPM Training for 2020–21 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 2020–21 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
Designated and Integrated English Language Development
This letter reminds LEAs of the obligations to provide designated and integrated English language development (ELD) for English learners (ELs).
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.
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.
Samples of commonly used English Learner program documents that may be used by an LEA.
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 Education Code 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
|Theresa Hawk, Administrator||
|Ron Addington, Education Programs Consultant||916-319-0228|
|Elisa Ayala, Education Programs Consultant||916-319-0320|
|Geqigula Dlamini, Education Programs Assistant||
|Suzie Dollesin, Education Programs Consultant||
|Emily Ingram, Analyst||
|Unity Sakamoto, Education Programs Consultant||916-322-3032|
|William Vang, Education Programs Consultant||
|Stephanie Woo, Education Programs Consultant||916-323-1025|