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.
California Stakeholder Group
State Performance and Personnel Development Plan Stakeholders
California Department of Education Special Education Division Mary Hudler, Director Special Education
January 29-30, 2007 Sacramento, California Radisson Hotel
Original State Improvement Grant (SIG)
- Improve outcomes for students with disabilities
- Ensure adequate supply of qualified personnel with content knowledge and skills
- Established this group Partnership Committee on Special Education (PCSE)
How Did We Get Here?
- What is our History?
- What has changed?
- Where are we now?
- How was I selected?
- What is my role as a stakeholder?
- What is our continued work now and in the future?
- How will that happen?
SIG assisted CDE
- Statewide needs assessment
- Applied & received federal State Improvement Grant (SIG)
Established Partnership Committee for Special Education (PCSE) (1x yr)
Established PCSE Evaluation subcommittee (2x yr)
TA contractors (4x yr)
- Provided recommendations on grant priorities/core messages
- Implemented improvement activities
- Evaluated activities
- Conducted general supervision activities.
- Identified and corrected noncompliance (FAPE in the LRE)
- Conducted planning activities with a variety of planning participants & processes
- Used data: Key Performance Indicators (KPIs, monitoring, complaints, Due process, CASEMIS, Other)
- Conducted annual and periodic processes to review outcomes for accomplishments, effectiveness, used outside evaluators
History: Improvement Activities
- Customized training and technical assistance to LEAs, parent groups, colleges, universities
- Based on research and tied to SIG core messages
- School site team focus
- Statewide Leadership Institute
- Monitoring activities to address emergent needs
- Corrective actions to be targeted based on data
- Utilized consultants & contractors for technical assistance
- Provided Special Education Division (SED) messages, guidance, publications, web casts and other web content, special short term research
What has Changed?
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 required...
- State Educational Agency (SEA) to provide measures and reports on specific outcomes to the United States Department of Education (USDOE)
- Established the State Performance Plan (SPP)
Describes how the state will meet these new requirements
Six year plan
- Established the Annual Performance Report
Describes how the state met those outcomes described in the SPP
- All state level planning in special education
Tied to the SPP
State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) to IDEA and No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
- Stakeholder roles and responsibilities remain significant
- Our work outcomes remain the same
Improve outcomes for students with disabilities
Ensure qualified staff
Continue our required general supervision activities as a state
- Our work planning strategies are different
Where are we now?
As a state we are...
- Establishing a unified planning and improvement process
- Shifting the activities of several diverse planning groups that addressed a variety of state needs...
- Reconstituting the scope and function of the PCSE
Continue our work with required partners
Reduce numbers of meetings
How was I selected?
What is my role as a stakeholder?
- Leadership, knowledge
- Meet new SPDG grant requirements
- Diversity of voices
Parents, teachers, administrators, professors, state staff, contracted staff, students
Role & Responsibilities
- Represent your organization
- Attend bi-annual meetings
- Understand the SPP/APR
- Gain information & provide it to others in your organization
- Provide input and recommendations on specific indicators, SPDG activities
What is our work now?
January 2007 Meeting Outcomes
Through presentations, work groups and conversations...
- Learn about the SPP and APR
- Provide your comments, ask questions, reflect on the SPP/APR submission of February 1, 2007
- Have opportunity to clearly understand each of the SPP/APR Indicators and state improvement activities including data
- Have opportunity to learn from the unified stakeholder group their comments and input
- Begin new process as a unified stakeholder group
- Inform the grants writers work in writing the new SPDG (May 2007)
- Inform our work for the Spring 2007 meeting
What is our work in the future?
Spring 2007 Outcomes
Through presentations, work groups and conversations...
- Continue to learn about the SPP and PR
- Have opportunity to clearly understand each of the SPP/APR Indicators and state improvement activities
- Begin examination of new data
- Provide your comments, ask questions, reflect on the future SPP/APR submission of February 1, 2008
- Continue our new process as a unified planning stakeholder group about improvement activities
- Learn about the new SPDG
- Inform our work for the Fall 2008 meeting
How will that happen?
Ideas for now include...
- Receive written and electronic information for the Spring meeting from CalSTAT
Information and outcome of the January meeting
Other information that impacts improvement activities and outcomes for our students