As part of California’s implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act, the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) Grant program provides funding to improve student academic performance using technology. There are two components of the program: formula-funded grants and competitive grants. SCOE works in partnership with the California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) Region 1 to provide support and consultation to schools and districts applying for EETT grants.
Technology Use Plans
SCOE coordinates with CTAP Region 1 staff to guide school/district teams in the development, implementation, and support of state-compliant Educational Technology Use Plans. SCOE also helps districts maintain E-Rate eligibility by offering training and contracted services. The California Department of Education has designated SCOE as the agency to approve E-Rate Technology Use Plans in Sonoma County.
California School Information Services (CSIS)
SCOE provides support to districts in response to the California School Information Services (CSIS) program, which is a statewide mandate designed to:
- Build district capacity to implement and maintain effective and efficient student information systems that support program needs and promote the use of information for decision-making.
- Enable the accurate and timely exchange of student transcripts between districts and post-secondary institutions.
- Support the transmission of state reports electronically.
- Support Statewide Student Identifier (SSID) systems.
Cal-PASS, the California Partnership for Achieving School Success, is an initiative that collects, analyzes and shares student data in order to track performance and improve success from elementary school through university. This data system brings K-16 groups and faculty together to identify barriers and make changes that build best practices. SCOE offers support for district participation in Cal-PASS.
- Anne Dewey, Information Specialist
- Dan Exelby, Coordinator, IT Infrastructure and Operations
- Rick Phelan, Director, Technology for Learners