WASC CSI System of Support

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.

In January, the California State Board of Education (SBE) approved an agreement with ACS WASC to recognize the Focus on Learning process as a needs assessment for CSI schools. There are 781 California public schools that have been identified as CSI and in need of improvement. These CSI schools may use the ACS WASC process to meet their requirement for a needs assessment and follow through.

More information can be found on the CDE website at https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/sw/t1/csi.asp.