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CDE Approved Programmatic Assessment Tools

Getting to the Root Causes of Disproportionate Representation in Special Education Using Root Cause Tools (ONLINE TRAINING)

Provides an overview of this New York University self-assessment tool. Edward Fergus, presenter (2010) State Performance Plan Technical Assistance Project, California Department of Education.

Training Module 1:  Overview of Metropolitan Center for Urban Education’s Disproportionality Workbooks
Training Module 2: Using the Data Analysis Workbook
Training Module 3: Knowing A Disproportionality Problem Based On Numbers
Training Module 4:  Using the Equity in Education Workbook
Training Module 5:  Discussing Culturally Responsive Education Beliefs
Training Module 6:  Common Causes of Disproportionality in Special Education and Suspension

Preventing DISPROPORTIONALITY by Strengthening District Policies and Procedures (ONLINE TRAINING)

Training Modules by Shelley Zion
Provides an overview of the self-assessment tool developed by the National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt). Shelley Zion, presenter (2011) State Performance Plan Technical Assistance Project, California Department of Education.

Register to view any of the following modules:
Training Module 1:  Overview of NCCRESt Rubric
Training Module 2:  Standard 1:  Core Functions
Training Module 3:  Standard 2:  Instructional Services
Training Module 4:  Standard 3:  Individualized Education
Training Module 5:  Standard 4:  Accountability
Training Module 6:  Action Planning

Preventing Disproportionality by Strengthening District Policies and Procedures—An Assessment and Strategic Planning Process (PDF)

Guides the examination of LEA practices once data suggest that serious and inappropriate disproportionate referral, identification, and placement of students who are culturally and linguistically diverse may be occurring. This rubric is ideal for mid to large size districts and supports their completion of a district-wide self-assessment and strategic planning process. Elizabeth Kozleski and Shelley Zion (2006) National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems.