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California Department of Education

Improving Special Education Services (ISES)


June 5, 2013

8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

California Department of Education Building

State Board of Education Room 1101

Sacramento, CA 95814



Meeting Purpose

Generally, the purpose of these biannual meetings is to bring together California stakeholders to review and analyze the Annual Performance Report (APR) data that informs the State Performance Plan (SPP) improvement activities. In addition, the California Department of Education (CDE) initiated a two-year planning process in order to have more meaningful discussions of data, needs, and priorities. This process will culminate in the improvement plans for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2012 SPP and APR (due February 2014.) As a result we will focus on the FFY 2011 APR and also a long term review of improvement activities.


7:45-8:30 am Registration


8:00 am      New Member Orientation


8:30 am         Welcome and Framing

Framing of the Day – Janet Digmon, Consultant

Welcome and Director Update - Dr. Fred Balcom, Director


8:45 am         Updates and Current Issues

                        Chris Drouin, Associate Director



9:15 am         Review of the APR

Patricia Skelton, Administrator, Assessment Evaluation and Support Unit


10:00 am       Discussion Group Overview, Instructions & Room Assignments

Marin Brown, CalSTAT Project Staff


10:05 am      BREAK


10:15 am       Discussion Groups

The purpose of the discussion groups is to generate and evaluate need statements in each of these areas so that the ISES and the California Department of Education (CDE) can begin to identify priorities and develop detailed improvement plans for the upcoming APR and SPP due in February 2014 (FFY 2012.)


Discussion Group  topics to be determined and a revised agenda will be posted soon.


11:15 am       Lunch on Own - See Restaurant List in Packet


12:30 pm       Indicator Discussion Groups (Continued)


2:15 pm         Reflection & Review

Each group briefly reports recommendations (3 minutes each)


2:30 pm         Closing/ Next Steps, Meeting Evaluation


3:00 pm         Adjourn























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.