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Improving Outcomes for English Learners with Disabilities

As a recipient of a California Department of Education (CDE) and California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) SELPA content lead grant, the Imperial County SELPA is committed to be of assistance to the statewide system of support by offering collaborative consultation services to SELPAs who have identified needs associated with improving outcomes for English learners with Disabilities.

Given the complex needs of English learners with Disabilities, the Imperial County SELPA provides statewide in-person and virtual training opportunities for teachers, teacher-leads/coaches, support personnel, general & special education service providers, and administrators.

The Imperial County SELPA is committed to building the collective efficacy of general & special educators and their leaders, within every SELPA, to advance the achievement of English learners with Disabilities locally and across the state.

Mental Health / Behavior

Responding appropriately to challenging behaviors and addressing the mental health needs of students continues to be a critical conversation in schools across the K-12 system. Building a positive school culture and climate is the first step in fostering student growth. Schools can utilize the resources in this section to support all staff in creating a safe and secure learning environment for all. By promoting healthy and safe learning environments, schools can set the foundation for increased academic rigor and progress as students feel cared for and engaged in the learning environment.

Non Public School (NPS) / Non Public Agency (NPA)

Local Educational Agencies throughout the state utilize Non-Public Schools and Non-Public Agencies to provide educational placements and services to students who receive special education services. Adherence to the guidance below will help schools avoid funding and programmatic problems and prevent any disruption to the educational program of the students being served.

Paraeducator

Paraeducators play a major role supporting students with disabilities across educational settings. It is critical that paraeducators are provided the training and ongoing coaching necessary for understanding the impact of disabilities in the educational setting and their responsibility in mitigating potential barriers, increasing access to instruction, and, thus promoting independence and positive outcomes for students with disabilities.

Special Education Foundations

Building a solid foundational understanding of how to support students with disabilities is critical in developing a strong special education program. This section will provide guidance on the fundamentals of special education and focuses on both the compliance and performance aspects of programs for students with disabilities.

Statewide Assessment Spotlight

The SELPA Statewide Assessment Spotlight provides commonly used resources located on the California Department of Education’s website. Use this section to navigate content from the California Department of Education regarding the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in English Language Arts and Math, the California Science Test (CAST), the California Alternate Assessment, Interim Assessments, Formative assessment tools from the digital library, and information on other statewide assessments including the English Language Proficiency Assessments of California (ELPAC) and Physical Fitness Test (PFT).

Transition

Preparing students for a successful transition into adult life, is the culmination of their entire educational experience. This section aims to promote value, and provide guidance around how to support students’ transition from high school or age 18-22 programs to college, career, and civic life responsibilities.

Resources in Partnership with Outside Organization and the El Dorado Charter SELPA

The El Dorado Charter SELPA partners with community and state agencies to develop valuable resources for educational professionals statewide.