State Performance Plan Technical Assistance (SPP-TA) Project
Napa County Office of Education
The State Performance Plan Technical Assistance Project (SPP-TAP) is funded by the California Department of Education (CDE) through a contract to the Napa County Office of Education (NCOE).
The overall purpose of the project is to provide a system of technical assistance for local educational agencies (LEAs) working to address performance and compliance problems relating to disproportionality and significant disproportionality.
Disproportionality refers to the “overrepresentation” of a particular racial or ethnic group in one of four areas:
- special education in general;
- special education within a specific disability category;
- disciplinary action; and
- more restrictive educational environments.
The SPP-TAP provides technical assistance consisting of training, coaching, information dissemination, and referrals of best practices. Services include: sustaining a cadre of expert Technical Assistance Facilitators; conducting webinars; designing and facilitating a community of practice; and developing and providing workshops and symposia.