Welcome to the Instructional Services Department. The mission of Instructional Services is to provide support to schools using our Strategic Plan through the following areas: Assessment and Accountability, Federal and State Programs, Academic Proficiency, and Migrant Education. The department's role is to ensure overall accountability and compliance of the Local Education Agency (LEA) plan, Title III plan and English Learner accountability.
The Assessment and Accountability Unit ensures that an assessment calendar is developed on an annual basis. This unit also works to ensure that both formative and summative testing are provided to the sites. For the formative test, district benchmarks serve as a tool to inform instruction through data reflection meetings. Some of the summative tests that this unit organizes include CAHSEE (California High School Exit Examination) and California Standards Test (CST). New state testing will be known as the Measure of Academic Peformance and Progress (MAPP). More information will be forthcoming as the transition occurs towards these new assessments.
The Federal and State Programs Unit serves a variety of functions to ensure federal and state compliance and accountability. The unit's role is to ensure program compliance of various school budgets such as Title I and Economic Impact Aid (EIA). This unit also supports schools in the development of the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) and Program Improvement (PI). Ensuring program evaluation is another function of this unit. This unit also monitors and supports our Supplemental Education Services (SES) providers and guides private schools in their use of federal allocations. This unit also supports our District Advisory Council (DAC), District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC), Parent Advisory Council (PAC) for the Migrant Education program and African American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC).
The Academic Proficiency Unit provides services to schools to ensure that English Learner students achieve proficiency. This unit is responsible for the coordination of the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) training, reclassification, and English learner identification. This unit also supports our Migrant Education program.
All of our units that make up the Instructional Services Department look forward to providing support to our schools, staff, and community. Please let us know if you have any questions or how we can be of assistance.