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State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) Recent Activities and Outcomes Reports

ERIA Program Overview and Summary Report
2010-11 School Year

The Effective Reading Interventions Academy (ERIA) delivers training and ongoing coaching to school site teams of teachers and administrators, helping schools to improve literacy outcomes for their middle and high school students. Visit ERIA’s homepage on the CalSTAT website.

Family Participation Fund (FPF) Summary Report
July 2010 to June 2011
School-Family-Community Partnerships

CalSTAT’s funding SPDG Grant, specifically allocates dollars each year to provide oversight and administration of a program that directly funds parents. CalSTAT, through a subcontract with the California Association of Family Empowerment Centers (CAFEC), financially supports families to participate in local, regional, or statewide decision making committees and groups. Since July 1, 2011, the FPF has been administered by WestEd Center for Prevention and Early Intervention (CPEI).

TEACH California Website, Final SPDG Summary Report
June 2008 to June 2011
Teacher Recruitment and Retention

The ERIA Implementation Rubric is a companion document to the Program Guide, which operationalizes the ERIA practices. The rubric uses a five-point scale with explicit descriptions of each level, and level 5 is aligned with full implementation of RtI2. Outlining 10 key areas of implementation, the rubric is a usable and comprehensive instrument. A version in Excel is also available with automated charting and reporting functions over multiple years.

RiSE Library Summary Report
June 2008 to June 2011
Information Dissemination

CalSTAT manages the RiSE (Resources in Special Education) Library, which makes available documents that offer research-proven strategies and information recommended by educational stakeholders. Residents of California can check out these resources free of charge by ordering through phone, email, U.S. mail, and fax, or by visiting the library in person.

SPDG supports many additional activities with CalSTAT, a special project of CDE, Special Education Division. Visit the CalSTAT website.

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IDEAS that Work!

Project READ is a California Department of Education, Special Education Division project funded through a federal competitively-awarded State Personnel Development Grant to California (#H323A120019) provided from the U.S. Department of Education Part D of the Individuals with Disabilities Education act (IDEA), Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the position of the U.S. Department of Education.