Welcome to the California Institute for School Improvement
CISI is organized around the belief that curriculum and instruction matters – it is the central business of schools. CISI is designed to support district and county instructional leaders. Over 140 school districts and county offices of education are currently CISI members.
Roominate Building Kits and Activity Guides - building kits with themed activity guides aligned to the Common Core State Standards – Roominate Educator Packs The Center for Innovation in Education at the UC Davis School of Education and Roominate are partnering on a series of themed activity guides to accompany the kits designed for kids to have fun with STEM.
CISI hosted links to Common Core State Standards Web Resources for school districts, principals and teachers – Click Here
January 17, 2014 – The CA State Board of Education adopts emergency Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) and Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Regulations. Click here to access the adopted emergency regulations and LCAP template. SBE Adopted LCFF & LCAP Emergency Regs Jan 2014
The 31st Annual Edition of the CISI Fall School Program Update (Resource Book) provided at the Fall 2013 Workshops is now available in pdf. Click here to access: CISI Resource Book FINAL_Fall 2013
The CISI Common Core State Standards Spending Plan Template (CCSS District Plan template, CCSS District Spending Plan) has been developed to assist school districts this fall as they receive one time CCSS implementation funding from the $1.25 billion allocated in the state budget. We hope you will find it useful and feel free to use it as you see fit. Please let us know if you have any questions.
CISI joined The Center for Applied Policy in Education (CAP-Ed) and the UC Davis School of Education on July 1, 2012. CISI’s goal of providing education leaders with unbiased, accurate, up to date, and useful information on education policy that is presented in a thoughtful and accessible way fits well with CAP-Ed’s mission. We are excited about this new relationship and pledge to continue to provide the high quality of service that has been the hallmark of CISI as well as to explore ways to provide additional assistance to CISI members.
Please click on the link for information on upcoming workshops in April 2014.