Under the Connecticut Accountability legislation, the Commissioner and State Board of Education are given the authority to evaluate each district’s strengths and weaknesses, work with each district to develop a focused and prioritized plan for improved student performance, approve certain expenditures for reform and monitor progress.

The Connecticut State Department of Education implemented a comprehensive accountability initiative, called Connecticut Accountability for Learning Initiative (CALI), to accelerate the learning of all students, with special emphasis placed on districts with Title I Schools that have been identified as in need of improvement according to NCLB.

The goal of CALI is to develop and offer a model of state support to districts and schools to support the process of continuous school improvement and to accelerate the closing of Connecticut’s achievement gaps.

The Connecticut State Department of Education holds a one-day module which will provide an overview of the components of CALI.  Participants will gain a better understanding of the essential elements of each component and how they can support teachers as they implement these elements.
In this interactive seminar, participants will:

  • learn about CALI and why it is a priority of the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE);
  • develop tools for documenting information that enables teachers to plan or modify lessons to accommodate the different learning needs of children;
  • explore how paraprofessionals can assist teachers with maintaining environments that create a physically, emotionally, and intellectually safe environment for all learners;
  • learn the ten ETS and how paraprofessionals can reinforce these strategies during individual or small group instruction; and
  • understand how and why teachers use data to make instructional decisions

To schedule a training contact:
Iris White
Education Consultant
Bureau of Accountability and Improvement
Connecticut State Department of Education
Phone: (860) 713-6794