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CalSTAT Technical Assistance and Training

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.

Welcome

Stakeholders December 5, 2007

ISES Purpose

Bring together California stakeholders to learn and discuss the update to the State Performance Plan (SPP) and the Annual Performance Report (APR).

Meeting Outcomes

Stakeholders will be…

  1. Knowledgeable regarding the SPP/APR information and provide targeted recommendations on the SPP/APR improvement activities to CDE.
  2. Aware of new federal grant activities and obtain an update on the current StateImprovement Grant (SIG2) training and technical assistance activities.

Our Continued Work

ISES – Improvement Process

SPP/APR Review

Today

  1. Update on what’s happened in California – OSEP’s Determinations
  2. Hear new information about the State Performance Plan and Annual Performance Report data
  3. Hear about what we have learned from the data
  4. Hear about some of our targeted activities and overarching and connected improvement activities
  5. Spending late morning and the afternoon in workgroups for examining, discussing, and providing recommendations to CDE
  6. Hear the top 3 recommendations from each of the workgroups

Changes

Partners in Improvement

Turn Around Leadership Michael Fullan

Instructions for Workgroups

Instructions for Workgroups

Today’s Workgroup Topics

  1. Strategic Plan for Recruitment, Preparation
    & Retention of Special Education Professionals
  2. Indicators #9 & 10 Disproportionality
    By Ethnicity & Overall
  3. Indicators #6 & 7
    Preschool Assessment & Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
  4. Indicator #5
    Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
  5. Indicator #8
    Parent Involvement
  6. Indicators #13 & 14
    Transition Goal & Post Secondary Outcomes
  7. Compliance Indicators
    #16 - Complaints
    #17 - Due Process
    #18 - Hearing Requests
    #19 - Mediation

Organizing Workgroup Ideas & Recommendations

Responses and recommendations could address…

Brainstorming to Develop Recommendations for Improvement Strategies

“Litmus Test Questions”

  1. How is the recommendation aligned to the indicator as being one with a high likelihood of making an impact across the state? Describe
  2. How is this recommendation addressing existing needs/gaps based on data? Describe
  3. How feasible is this recommendation to implement? Explain.
  4. Is this recommendation cost effective? In what way?
  5. Is this recommendation linked to and/or leveraged with existing state activities that could supplement/or expand in California?
  6. What mechanism(s) are needed to determine whether the recommendation works? (e.g. is there research, evidence-based practices, etc.).

Prioritize

Reflection & Review

  1. Strategic Plan for Recruitment, Preparation & Retention of Special Education
    Professionals

    Indicators #9 & 10 Disproportionality
    By Ethnicity & Overall
  2. Indicators #6 & 7
    Preschool Assessment & Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
  3. Indicator #5
    Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
  4. Indicator #8
    Parent Involvement
  5. Indicators #13 & 14
    Transition Goal & Post Secondary Outcomes
  6. Compliance Indicators
    #16 - Complaints
    #17 - Due Process
    #18 - Hearing Requests
    #19 - Mediation

Next Steps

  1. Please complete & turn in meeting evaluation today
  2. Meeting evaluations compiled & placed on CalSTAT website
  3. Recommendations compiled & placed on CalSTAT website

Next ISIS Meeting

When: June 3, 2008
Where: 1500 Capitol Mall
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Thank you Stakeholders!!!

See you June 3, 2008

 

 


California Services for Technical Assistance and Training (CalSTAT)
A Special Project of the Napa County Office of Education| 5789 State Farm Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
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