Technology for Learners

Web Resources for Administrators

School leaders can use technology in a variety of ways to further the academic achievement of students and fulfill the complex requirements of their job.

Data-Driven Decision-Making

Data Tools & Resources
Reviewing assessment data results, analyzing the meaning of the data, and developing actions to address identified needs of a school’s instructional program are a critical part of school improvement efforts. SCOE has compiled a collection of resources to support this effort.

Electronic Tools for CELDT Analysis
These resources are designed to help schools use their electronic CELDT data to analyze and improve student language proficiency.

Instructional Leadership

All Things PLC
This website was created to serve as a collaborative, objective resource for educators who are committed to enhancing student achievement. Research, articles, data, and tools related to creating or sustaining a PLC (Professional Learning Community) are available here.

California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSEL)
These leadership standards provide an overview of what successful leaders do. They are useful for setting a general course for leadership preparation, professional development activities, and administrator certification and assessment.

The Wallace Foundation
The Wallace Foundation supports and shares effective ideas and practices that strengthen the capacity of educational leaders to improve student achievement. Their Knowledge Center features resources highlighting educational leadership research.

Instructional Materials

Textbook Publishers
SCOE has developed this listing of state-approved textbook publishers, with links to publisher websites. It is organized by content area: History-Social Science, Mathematics, Reading-Language Arts, and Science.

Electronic Materials & Support:
California Learning Resource Network
CalSAVE (California master agreement for resources in technology)
Clearinghouse for Specialized Media & Translations
Instructional Materials Price List
Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership
TechSETS, Technical Support for Education Technology in Schools

No Child Left Behind

California’s NCLB Website
This is the California Department of Education’s home page for No Child Left Behind, which provides information on NCLB as it pertains to our state.

Federal NCLB Website
This is the official US Department of Education website for No Child Left Behind.

School Governance

California Law
This website provides the opportunity to search the Education Code by number or keyword.

California Code of Regulations
This site provides free public access to the state Code of Regulations and allows searching by section, keyword, or title.

California Legislative Information
Maintained by the Legislative Counsel, this site provides daily updates on Assembly and Senate Bills, online access to legislators, and downloadable legislative publications.

Single Plan for Student Achievement

Single Plan Template
Many schools are working on revising their Single Plan for Student Achievement, an Education Code requirement, and are aligning that plan with the district LEA Plan mandated under No Child Left Behind. The California Department of Education has developed a template and requirement checklist, which is available for download.

Standards and Frameworks

California Standards and Frameworks
Free downloads (as PDF files) of all the California standards and frameworks are available from this California Department of Education Web page.

California Standards Test (CST) Blueprints
The blueprints are guides to the construction and layout of the CSTs. They help educators and parents understand each grade's assessments.

Web Resources for Standards-Based Instruction
California educators have many valuable online resources that support instruction of the K-12 content standards and student achievement. This is a SCOE collection highlighting a few of the most useful ones.

Testing & Accountability

API | Academic Performance Index | Home | Reporting Site
AYP | Adequate Yearly Progress | Home | Reporting Site
CAHSEE | California High School Exit Exam | Home | Reporting Site
CELDT | California English Language Development Test | Home | Reporting Site
STAR | Standardized Testing and Reporting | Home | Reporting Site

Other Resources

Megan's Law
This state Department of Justice site lists designated registered sex offenders in California.

California Healthy Kids Survey Results
The California Healthy Kids Survey is a comprehensive youth self-report data collection system that provides health risk assessment and resilience information to schools, districts, and communities. County and district reports can be accessed at this site.


  • Rick Phelan, Director, Technology for Learners
    (707) 524-2847,