Categorical Program Monitoring (formerly CCR)
This is a process carried out by the California Department of Education (CDE) in order to fulfill their obligation to ensure that California school districts implement appropriate programs and services that fully address all federal and state legal requirements. Currently, the review process takes place in a four year cycle. Each year, 25% of California school districts undergo the monitoring process.
The following items deal with legal requirements for identifying and serving English learners. The goal of the monitoring program is to ensure that school districts develop English learnersí (ELs) proficiency in English and in the districtís core curriculum as rapidly and effectively as possible in an established English-language classroom or in an alternative course of study (i.e. bilingual program) with curriculum and services designed for such students.
- EL 1 Outreach to parents of ELs
- EL 2 ELAC
- EL 3 DELAC
- EL 4 Identification, assessment, and reporting of ELs
- EL 5 Adequate general funds
- EL 6 Program evaluation
- EL 7 Reclassification
- EL 8 Teacher authorization
- EL 9 Professional development
- EL 10 Placement in SEI or mainstream
- EL 11 Parental exception waiver
- EL 12 ELD
- EL 13 Core content instruction
Q & A document (PDF)
This document is a compilation of 119 specific questions culled from past CCR institutes and from recent questions received by our unit. It is formatted to follow the newest CCR item numbering.
The Parental Exception
Waiver Process (ppt)
Proceso de la solicitud de excepción (ppt)
Presentations for parents, teachers, and site administrators outlining the legal requirements for alternative (bilingual) program exception waivers.
English Learner (EL) Document (including ESEA Title III, rev 12/15/10) (DOC)
This is the instrument used by California Department of Education reviewers to determine program compliance. The legal requirements are configured into seven dimensions representing major program requirements.
CPM Rundown (PDF)
A description of a typical state
visit with suggestions for how to prepare.
CUM Folder Review Tool (doc)
A one-page table of CUM folder items checked during a
visit. It is a good idea to perform this self-review regularly.
Sample Teacher Questions (PDF)
A set of sample questions commonly asked of teachers during a Categorical Program Monitoring (formerly CCR) visit.
CDE Information on CPM
ED Code 300-340 (Prop. 227) (doc)