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Monitoring Under ESSA

CDE’s goal in monitoring is to help build the capacity of school districts so that they are aware of the requirements of the federal funds, have the ability to self-assess against the requirements of the grants, and understand how they can utilize funding under the grants to improve services for children. Monitoring is an opportunity to identify the supports LEAs need and to leverage federal funds in support of better outcomes for all students.


CDE will differentiate monitoring activities based on a set of performance, fiscal, programmatic, and administrative indicators. CDE’s goal is to provide the most intensive support to LEAs that are experiencing the greatest challenges in improving outcomes for students and to allow for greater autonomy for LEAs that are in need of less support relative to the indicators.


CDE is going to be working with a stakeholder group over the summer and throughout the upcoming school year to develop a new monitoring protocol for ESSA. The new protocol will be piloted in the 2017-18 school year and fully implemented in the 2018-19 school year.

If you are interested in having your district participate in the pilot program during the 2017-18 school year, please contact Lindsay Swanton.

For Additional Information Contact:

Lindsay Swanton


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