CUSD will provide support to eligible schools in developing Comprehensive Support and Improvement plans, needs assessments are conducted annually with frequent monitoring throughout the school year. There are a variety of data points used by the school sites during this needs assessment process including CAASPP results, which determine eligibility for CSI. The district utilizes Data Insights, a continuously updated dashboard with prebuilt reports designed to be relevant and actionable. Reports are used by the sites on an ongoing basis to monitor multiple aspects of student data, including SBAC results, attendance, behavior, graduation rate, and college/career readiness. The district also provides local assessments that measure student growth throughout the year. For example, the district provides Math and Language Arts formative assessments called iCAM, iCAL, and iReady to monitor student progress towards achieving the adopted standards. The Illuminate system provides a variety of reports allowing the schools to make the data actionable. Beyond SST is used for progress monitoring and measuring outcomes that promote data driven decision making and identifying research based interventions. The district supports schools in using these high stakes data points to determine goals, identify potential resource inequities and formulate next steps for improvement. School Plans for Student Achievement (SPSA) are written to meet the requirements for CSI plans.
Once needs are identified, a team of site and district administrators selects evidenced based interventions to support the plan. The Director of MTSS will provide additional support to plan, implement and monitor activities bringing in consultants and additional resources when needed. Examples of specific evidence-based interventions being utilized include Teaching Pyramid, Tiered Writing Support, Early Literacy training, Benchmark Steps to Advanced, iReady, and Read 180. Professional development is offered to support these interventions. Resources needed to support these interventions are also provided to sites.
The district values the input of a variety of educational partners when making decisions at the school site level. The district provides various surveys (Parent SART, Student LCAP, Faculty/Staff Climate Assessment, Senior Survey, Parent Title I) to gather feedback from educational partners to keep a pulse of perceived needs. Survey data feedback is discussed during school site parent meetings, including SART, SSC, ELAC meetings as well as staff and district leadership meetings. It is at these meetings that needs assessments come to fruition.
Site leaders collaborate to identify appropriate interventions, actions, and strategies to support student achievement. The CSI Team assists in identifying appropriate evidence-based interventions. The CSI Team will utilize the SPSA Supplemental and Support Resources guide which includes a menu of options that can be selected based on the needs of the site. The menu includes central office supports that are researched based on actions and/or strategies that are proven effective and appropriately scalable. Additionally, the CSI Team consults with the district administrative cabinet to deploy expertise and resources to best meet the needs of each site. Interventions and expenditures are implemented in alignment with the greatest areas of need at each site as uncovered by the needs assessment and correlating data. The district-created Data Insights was used to disaggregate data to determine areas that may require follow-up targeting. These targets help form the basis of resource inequities. Data from multiple district-created surveys were used to gather Educational Partners' feedback from staff, students, and parents/guardians to identify perceived inequities. This along with follow-up in-person meetings was used to dig deeper into the root cause of those inequities. A review of budgets and how resources are targeted was used to verify funds are directed towards addressing any inequity.