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IDEAS that Work!California Department of Education, Special Education Division’s special project, California Services for Technical Assistance and Training (CalSTAT) is funded through a contract with the Napa County Office of Education. CalSTAT is partially funded from federal funds, State Grants #H027A080116A. Additional federal funds are provided from a federal competitively awarded State Personnel Development Grant to California (#H323A070011) provided from the U.S. Department of Education Part D of the Individuals with Disabilities Education act (IDEA). Opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the U. S. Department of Education.

Cal-SCHLS: Surveys of Students, Staff, and Parents

A Self-Assessment Tool and Data Analysis System for Improving Special Education Services at the Local Level

PURPOSE:
To provide a cost-effective, user-friendly self-assessment tool and data analysis system to be used at the local level to identify school practices and district policies that contribute to creating a positive school climate, as well as those practices and policies that detract from creating a positive school climate for students and staff.

BACKGROUND:
The California School Climate, Health, and Learning Survey (Cal-SCHLS) System (Outside Source) is a comprehensive learning support data system providing comparable data from students, staff, and parents. Cal-SCHLS was developed by West-ED for the California Department of Education (CDE) and is comprised of the following:

Title IV of ESEA no longer requires the surveys, but many districts are continuing to administer these three surveys simultaneously, once every two years.

SPECIAL EDUCATION SUPPORTS INFORMATION SYSTEM:
To address the need for more data with regard to school climate, administrative support, and working conditions related to special education, WestEd and the CDE/Special Education Division expanded the CSCS to include a Special Education Supports Information System (SESIS).
http://cscs.wested.org/survey_content/sesis

This system includes the following reports and products that are a culmination of work provided as a courtesy of the CDE Special Education Division:

CONTACT INFORMATION: CSCS Helpline at 888-841-7536 REFERENCE: Futernick, K. (2007). A possible dream: Retaining California's teachers so all students learn. Sacramento, California State University:. http://www.calstate.edu/teacherquality/documents/possible_dream.pdf

 


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