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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.

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

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.

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.

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).

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:.


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
Fax: 707-586-2735 |