Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI)

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires state educational agencies to determine school eligibility for Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI). Local educational agencies (LEAs) with schools that meet the criteria for CSI must partner with stakeholders to locally develop and implement a plan to improve student outcomes.

Districts become eligible for Comprehensive Support and Improvement as a result of individual schools needing targeted assistance due to CA Dashboard results.

Resources and Support

CSI Networking and Support Sessions

In partnership with WestEd, the San Mateo County Office of Education is providing an opportunity to engage in networking and support sessions to enhance your CSI-eligible school’s improvement efforts.

The CSI Networking and Support sessions will include a combination of virtual networking and team collaboration, knowledge building on school improvement topics, and guidance in meeting all CSI Plan and ESSA CSI grant requirements.

Each virtual session highlights different school improvement components and builds upon information and outcomes discussed in previous meetings. We highly recommend that participants plan to attend or send improvement team representatives to each session to avoid gaps in learning and the school improvement and CSI process.

Date Time Knowledge Topic Resources
August 27, 2020 3:30-5:30 p.m. Needs Assessment and Problem Identification

Slide Presentation (8.27.2020)

Agenda (8.27.2020)

September 10, 2020 3:30-4:30 p.m. Using the School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) to develop the CSI Plan

Slide Presentation (9.10.2020)

Agenda (9.10.2020)

September 24, 2020 3:30-5:00 p.m. Root Cause Analysis and Theory of Improvement

Slide Presentation (9.24.2020)

Agenda (9.24.2020)

October 8, 2020 3:30-4:30 p.m LEA CSI Prompts and Completing Report I for the ESSA CSI Grant

Slide  Presentation (10.8.2020)

Agenda (10.8.2020)

October 15, 2020 3:30-5:00 p.m. Identifying Evidence-based Actions and Measures

Slide Presentation (10.15.2020)

Agenda (10.15.2020)

November 19, 2020 3:30-5:00 p.m. Testing your Change Actions in Context

Slide Presentation (11.19.2020)

Agenda (11.19.2020)

February 18, 2020 3:30-4:30 p.m Completing Report 2 of the ESSA CSI LEA Grant

Slide Presentation (2.18.2021)

Launch Pad (2.18.2021)

California Department of Education Links

Carrie Blanton

Coordinator, Systems for District Improvement


Phone: (650) 802-5337

Kathrina Bautista

Administrative Assistant II


Phone: (650)802-5333