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December 9, 2011

Overview of the State Personnel Development Grant and the New Competition

Introduction and Purpose of State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG)

Basic Expectations of the 2012 California SPDG Proposal:

We expect the federal Request for Application (RFA) to be released in May and the proposal to be due six weeks later.

All activities in the California SPDG proposal must:

New OSEP SPDG Objectives (from the May 2010 RFA) The revised measures will assess the extent to which:

SPDG Operating Principles:

In this round of the SPDG grants, OSEP is looking for focused work toward the measurable implementation of evidence-based intervention practices, with fidelity. There's a heavy emphasis on coaching supports at local, regional, and statewide levels, and using adult learning principles to drive implementation. The goal is to increase student benefits and outcomes. Data-driven decision-making; involving stakeholders in the process; and, leveraging existing resources, are key principles utilized in previous California SPDG work.

Follow this link to access the powerpoint slides and audio for OSEP's Revised SPDG Program Measures: An Overview, which incorporates the diagram above. You can also access OSEP's draft evaluator's rubric for professional development here.


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.