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A Toolkit for Title I Parental Involvement

The toolkit of the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory’s (SEDL’s) National Center for Family and Community Connections is designed to provide information to those who are implementing Title I Part A parental …

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Academic Program Survey

The Academic Program Survey (APS) is designed to help schools analyze the extent to which they are providing a coherent instructional program to support improved student achievement. It is based on the nine Essential Program …

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Building Blocks of Integrated Academic Support

This toolkit provides a variety of practical materials to assist external teams in providing technical assistance and conducting needs assessments of districts. The materials are intended to support improving district organizational …

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California Department of Education's LCFF Information

This California Department of Education webpage hosts information about the Local Control Funding formula including resources and links to legal, fiscal, and practical resources. This website is updated when new information becomes …

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District Assistance Survey

The purpose of the District Assistance Survey (DAS) is to help a district analyze its capacity to support a coherent instructional program at all schools and for all students. It is intended to guide a team’s conversation about …

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The Local Control Funding Formula - An Essential EdSource Guide

This EdSource publication contains basic LCFF information and provides questions and answers about how the LCFF works in California's school and districts. This guide may be helpful when explaining how the funding formula works …

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Advancing Equity through ESSA

This document, developed by the CCSSO, offers a framework to help states use ESSA to close opportunity and achievement gaps. Although the intended audience is state leaders, school districts may find helpful advice for ESSA planning …

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California EL Roadmap

The California English Learner (EL) Roadmap: Strengthening Comprehensive Eductsaional Policies, Programs, and Practices for English learners (CA EL Roadmap) was unanimously approved by the …

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Characteristics of School Districts that Are Exceptionally Effective in Closing the Achievement Gap

This article identifies characteristics of school districts that have been exceptionally successful in closing gaps in achievement among diverse groups of students, including students in challenging circumstances. Evidence for the …

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Characteristics of Successful Districts

The Wisconsin Department of Education's Characteristics of Successful Districts offers a set of rubrics that can help guide districts as they build on their unique strengths and plan improvement efforts. Building …

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CSIS - Data Management Support

California School Information Services (CSIS) provides four types of data management services to improve the quality of local education agency (LEA) data for state reporting and local use:

  • Trainings for local data …
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The EdData website  provides data specific to California counties, districts, and schools. Information on the following topics is available:

  • Student demographic and …
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Education Resource Strategies (ERS) - Tools for California Districts

The Education Resource Strategies (ERS) website hosts a variety of resources that may be helpful to district and school planning teams. This link features California-specific tools to use for budgeting and determining use of …

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EL Roadmap Training Slides (Part 4-Proming Practice: District Examples)

The EL Roadmap Training (Part 4) slides highlight several examples of promising practices in school districts. The ideas are in alignment with the EL Roadmap principles.

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EL Roadmap Training Slides (Part 5-From Principles to Priorities)

The EL Roadmap (Part 5) slides describe how to use the Roadmap to promote coherence in local planning. A crosswalk for the LCAP can be used to align the district's actions and services to the Roadmap's principles.

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EL Roadmap Training Slides (Part 6-Using the Self-Reflection Rubric for Dialogue and Reflection)

The EL Roadmap (Part 6) presentation slides can be used to facilitate the use of a self-reflection rubric by a team to evaluate how well local actions and services are aligned to the Roadmap …

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EL Roadmap Training Slides (Part 7- District EL Policy)

The EL Roadmap (Part 7) presentation slides can be used to guide a district's EL policy review, revision, and development.

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EL Roadmap Training Slides (Part 8 Identifying Promising Practices: Web-based resources)

The EL Roadmap (Part 8) presentation slides explain the process for submitting local promising practices for inclusion on a list of vetted, web-based resources.

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EL Roadmap Training Video (Part 10 of 10)

EL Roadmap Training (Session 10 of 10)

This video includes an introduction to Collaboration in Common, a platform that can be used to continue the collaborative work of implementing the EL …

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EL Roadmap Training Video (Part 2 of 10)

CA EL Roadmap Training (Part 2 of 10) This video provides an overview of the EL Roadmap project, the EL Roadmap Policy's approval process, and the parts of the California EL Roadmap: Strengthening …

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EL Roadmap Training Video (Part 3 of 10)

EL Roadmap Training (Part 3 of 10)

This video takes a deeper look into the CA EL Roadmap and focuses on its vision, mission, principles, and elements.


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EL Roadmap Training Video (Part 4 of 10)

EL Roadmap Training (Part 4 of 10)

This video features the Anaheim Union High School District's approach to implementing the EL Roadmap Policy. Also, the Davis Unified School District shares a …

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EL Roadmap Training Video (Part 5 of 10)

EL Roadmap Training (Part 5 of 10)

This video provides an overview of the connections between the CA EL Roadmap and the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). Participants in the session have the …

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EL Roadmap Training Video (Part 6 of 10)

EL Roadmap Training (Part 6 of 10)

This video shows how to use a self-reflection rubric to reflect on strengths and areas for growth at a district or school This rubric includes each of the CA EL …

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EL Roadmap Training Video (Part 7 of 10)

EL Roadmap Training (Part 7 of 10)

This video shows how a large district began the process of integrating the EL Roadmap into its local EL policy. Session participants discuss the extent the …

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EL Roadmap Training Video (Part 8 of 10)

EL Roadmap Training (Part 8 of 10)

This video includes the California Department of Education's (CDE) EL Roadmap web-based resources and shows viewers how to us a vetting tool and …

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EL Roadmap Training Video (Part 9 of 10)

EL Roadmap Training (Part 9 of 10)

This video focuses on messaging and taking action on the CA EL Roadmap. It features the California Association of Bilingual Education's call to action video …

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EL Roadmap Training Video (Part I of 10)

EL Roadmap Training (Part 1 of 10) This video features an overview of the agend and intorductory comments from leaders of educational organizations. Part I includes comments from Dr. Tom Adams, Deputy Superintendent at the California …

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Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT)

This website provides access to a wide range of resources, workshops, software tools, and services related to fiscal, business and management services to help local educational agencies comply with fiscal accountability standards …

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Inventory of Services and Support (ISS) for Students with Disabilities

Formerly called the Least Restrictive Environment Survey, this self-assessment tool helps districts examine their policies, procedures, and practices in supporting educational options for students with disabilities. It supports …

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LCFF Funding Snapshot

Search for LCFF funding information for California school districts and charter schools on this website. Colorful reports include fiscal information, unduplicated student count data, and tables and charts displaying LCFF related …

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Mass Insight Education: The School Turnaround Group: District Self-Assessment Tool

The District Self-Assessment Tool is designed for use with planning  school turnaround efforts. Use of this assessment will support districts, unions and Lead Partners when analyzing their existing collective bargaining …

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The Hexagon Tool

The Active Implementation Hub website includes the Hexagon Tool which is designed to help states, districts, and schools appropriately select evidence-based instructional, behavioral, and social- emotional innovations and prevention …

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