The Learning Network

Connection to Resources

Connection to KCSOS supports, resources and experts focused on state priorities and high need students are provided in addition to external experts and agencies.

California Collaborative for Educational Excellence
California Collaborative for Educational Excellence- The CCEE is a statewide agency that works to strengthen California’s public school system so that districts can build their capacity to improve student outcomes. CCEE’s Resource Collection includes CCEE Toolkits, materials and other resources developed by the CCEE to help you master all aspects of “local control.”

Resources by High Need Sudent Group
Resources to assist LEAs in addressing the needs of unduplicated student groups and other high needs students in their Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). Links to KCSOS resource personnel are also provided.

  • English Learner Roadmap
  • English Language Development Resources (KCSOS)
  • CA EL Roadmap Policy and Printed Document – The California English Learner Roadmap: Strengthening Comprehensive Educational Policies, Programs, and Practices for English Learners is a dynamic collection of resources and guidance.
  • EL Roadmap Illustrative Case Examples – Examples that illustrate the CA EL Roadmap principles and elements in action. These examples are meant to inspire practitioners to plan, act, document and iterate their own cycles of learning, using these examples as models.
  • Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School – This practice guide provides four recommendations that address what works for English learners during reading and content area instruction.
  • Math in Common – Three Structures in Garden Unified School District That Support the Implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. This WestEd analysis of 2015 and 2016 data from the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in mathematics describes the culture of continuous improvement alive at Garden Grove Unified School District and reveals a set of three recurring themes referenced as being central to the district’s success in mathematics achievement.
  • Mathematics, the Common Core, and Language: Recommendations for Mathematics Instruction for ELs Aligned with the Common Core- This paper outlines recommendations for meeting the challenges in developing mathematics instruction for English Learners that is aligned with the Common Core Standards.
  • Unlocking the Research on English Learners: What We Know and Don’t Yet Know about Effective Instruction – This article discusses effective practices for educating English learners.
  • English Learners Resources – Organized by area of focus and grade level, beginning with exemplars from the ELA/ELD Framework. These include a selection of resources from the CDE website or other sources, including national entities and local educational agencies in California.
  • English Learner Toolkit of Strategies – the English Learner Toolkit of Strategies (ELTS) is designed to provide K-12 classroom teachers, coaches and teachers on special assignments high leverage strategies to increase the English language proficiency of their English learners.

LCFF Priorities/Whole Child Resource Map (CDE) – This map provides Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) priorities and whole child resources and supports to help local educational agencies, schools, and families serve the needs of the whole child.

Resources by State Priority
Resources by State Priority-Resources to assist LEAs in addressing the state priorities in their Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). The State Priorities include Basic, State Standards, Parent Involvement, Pupil Achievement, Pupil Engagement, School Climate, and Course Access, Other Pupil Outcomes, Expelled Pupils (COEs only), and Foster Youth (COEs only). Links to KCSOS resource personnel are also provided.

Priority 2: State Standards (Conditions of Learning)

Implementation of State Standards includes ensuring all students, including English Language Learners, have access to school programs and services based on California’s academic content and performance standards. This includes Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Math, Next Generation Science Standards, and English Language Development Standards.

Resources to Support Standards Implementation:

English Language Arts/English Language Development

Implementation Support for the ELA/ELD Framework
Integrating ELD Standards into Mathematics and Science
Integrating ELD Standards into English Language Arts/Literacy
English Language Arts Resources (KCSOS)
English Language Development Resources (KCSOS)

Mathematics Framework v
Mathematics Resources (KCSOS)
Do the Math (KCSOS)

Science Framework
Science Resources (KCSOS)
Science 4 Kern (KCSOS)
Kern County Science Foundation (KCSOS)

History/Social Science
History/Social Science Framework
History Social Science Resources (KCSOS)

Health Education Framework

Visual and Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts Framework

Standards Implementation for Students with Disabilities
Common Core Resources for Special Education (CDE)

Student achievement includes improving outcomes for all students to ensure student success. It is measured in multiple ways, such as test scores on statewide assessments, completing a-g or CTE sequences/programs, passing AP exams with a score of 3 or higher, demonstrating college preparedness, English learners making progress towards English proficiency, and English learner reclassification rate.

Statewide Assessments
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
ELA Summative Assessment Blueprint
Math Summative Assessment Blueprint
Content Specifications Content Specification for CCSS for ELA, Literacy, History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

CAASPP and ELPAC: Matching Accessibility Resources to Student Needs Virtual Training
(1 ½ hour Webinar Recording. Use Passcode: W#4mgRsl)
Learn how to categorize accessibility resources into Universal Design for Learning (UDL) categories. Participants also will learn how to use the new online  Individual Student Assessment Accessibility Profile (ISAAP) Tool to select and assign resources to students for both the CAASPP and ELPAC assessments. Accompanying Padlet of Resources, including presentation slides.

Curriculum Area Support

English Language Arts/English Language Development
English Language Arts Resources (KCSOS)
English Language Development Resources (KCSOS)

Mathematics Resources (KCSOS)
Do the Math (KCSOS)

Science Resources (KCSOS)
Science 4 Kern (KCSOS)
Kern County Science Foundation (KCSOS)

History Social Science
History Social Science Resources (KCSOS)

Career Technical Education (CTE) & College Preparedness
CTE & College Readiness (KCSOS)
Career/Technical Education (CDE)

Additional High School Resources
High School (CDE)
Early Assessment Program

English Learner Progress/ Reclassification
English Language Proficiency Assessment of California (ELPAC)
ELPAC Blueprints
English Learner Reclassification (CDE)
Understanding Language, Stanford University
ELD Modules

Pupil Engagement includes providing students with engaging educational programs that keeps them in school, as measured in part by school attendance rates, chronic absenteeism rates, middle school dropout rates, high school dropout rates, high school graduations rates.

Data and Evaluation: Spotlight on Chronic Absenteeism Toolkit (CCEE)
Truancy Reduction and Attendance Coalition of Kern (TRACK)
Foster Youth Services (KCSOS)

Systems of Support for Engaging Educational Programs
Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT)
CAST: Center for Applied Special Technology
Building Healthy Communities AmeriCorps
AVID-Advancement Via Individual Determination

Health Services
Children’s Dental Network (KCSOS)

Special Programs
Student Events (KCSOS)
Leaders in Life (KCSOS)
Camp Keep (KCSOS)

School Climate includes the sense of safety and school connectedness reported by pupils, parents, and teachers and is measured in part by suspension and expulsion rates, and surveys of students, teachers and parents.

Culture and Climate
School Community Partnerships: Kern Stay in School (KCSOS)
Kern County Network for Children (KCSOS)
Positive School Climate (CDE)
Safe and Supportive Schools (CDE)
Culture and Climate
Cal Schools West Ed

Behavioral Resources
Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE)
Kern Project 180

Course Access includes the extent to which pupils have access to a broad course of study that includes all of the subject areas including math, social science, science, visual and performing arts, health, physical education, career and technical education and others, that prepares them for college and careers, as described in Education Code section 51210 and subdivisions (a) to (i), inclusive, of Section 51220 as applicable.

Local Indicators: Priority 7 Webinar Presentation (9/4/18)

Smarter Balanced Accessibility Resources

English Learners
Secondary School Courses Designed to Address the Language Needs and Academic Gaps of Longterm English Learners

Students with Disabilities
Special Education (KCSOS)
Common Core Resources for Special Education (CDE)

Dual Enrollment
Broadening the Benefits of Dual Enrollment : Reaching Underachieving and Underrepresented Students with Career-Focused Programs

Equity in Education Resources

The resources provided can be used to expand your understanding of topics related to educational equity and to lead your district on its own equity journey.