Typical implementation is 2-3 weeks. We will meet with your district team to outline the implementation process and ensure that at each step everyone knows exactly what has been accomplished and what steps remain. Our goal is to impact your staff’s time as little as possible, while building a lasting relationship.
Absolutely! We can work with your district to determine how to best meet your needs, we can pick-up from where you left off with your letters, or start brand new. Talk with us to see what works best for you.
Our success rate is outstanding. If you would like to know specifically how we perform in districts similar to yours in type, size, and location, please contact us for a tailored impact statement. We can project your increased enrollment and learning time, cost savings, and return on investment.
We currently work with over 12 commercial SISs both hosted and locally installed. We also work with a number of custom developed SISs. So far we haven’t met an SIS we couldn’t work with.
Our work in Special Education is well known throughout California.
Since fiscal year 2007-2008, SI&A has prepared over 100 Special Education Reports on behalf of school districts. The districts that we have partnered with range widely in size (our smallest client being under 100 enrollment and our largest being over 56,000) and range from rural districts in counties as far north as Humboldt as well as urban districts as far south as San Diego.
Our report is about you, not about us. We will follow the data to find what we need.
Oftentimes, other service providers only focus on a few content areas and provide boilerplate findings and recommendations. In order to get a complete picture of how to enhance your Special Education program, SI&A believes that a complete analysis of every fiscal and program aspect of your district—along with district specific recommendations, is required. The result is a comprehensive analysis packed with district specific information. Our reports generally contain 75-85 pages of content, charts and graphs that are unique to the district versus the 20-30 pages of content prepared by other service providers. We will follow the data to find what we need.
- Contract received from district to SI&A
Welcome call with district, and data collection begins
District interviews and data collection continues
Web meeting presentation of findings and recs
Final report mailed to district
Short-term, mid-term, long-term
Your report is a roadmap.
Our report concludes with a detailed action plan that tiers our recommendations into short-term, mid-range and long-term implementation strategies.
We continue to partner with the district to implement district-specific goals and monitor progress along the way. Our role in this partnership is to offer the assistance necessary to support the administration in implementing the report’s sequenced plan of action. We will work closely with you to set benchmarks, monitor activities, and measure progress. Our efforts would entail data gathering, ongoing analysis, evaluation of progress, presentations, template development (for revised forms and procedures), research, and advice. While we assist with the technical aspects of implementation, you can focus on what you do best: developing programs, communicating with parents, supporting teachers, enhancing instruction, and ensuring that all related services are as responsive as possible.
We have an established process that helps us conduct a complete analysis while keeping costs down.
SI&A believes that ongoing conversations with key district and site staff are required to compile a complete report. Through on-site visits, phone calls and web-based meetings, we are able to strike a balance that allows us to conduct a thorough analysis without tacking on the extra costs of additional staff and on-site travel expenses. By scheduling meetings and focus groups ahead of time we are able to make the most of our district visit. Our report process usually lasts about 12 weeks, and SI&A is with you every step of the way.
When 15% or more of the pupils enrolled in the school speak a single primary language other than English, all notices, reports, statements, or records sent by the school or district to the parent/guardian of any such pupil must, in addition to being written in English, be written in this primary language and may be responded to by the parent or guardian in English or in the primary language.
Schools with enrollment in the current academic year must have a SARC. All available information and data must be published by the February 1 deadline. Prior year data may be left blank.
Yes! We strongly encourage adding custom photos to your SARC. Send us files in a .jpeg or .gif file and we will include as many photos as we can fit into your report.
Schools should post their SARCs online if they have a website and make hard copies available to parents, per request. Schools also need to make a concerted effort to notify parents of the purpose of the school accountability report cards. The CDE requires that LEAs notify all parents of the availability of a full report and provide instructions regarding how this information can be obtained both through the Internet and on paper (by request). We also suggest having printed copies of SARCs available at the district office.
SARCs must be published by February 1 each year.