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Tulare County
Accountability Support Team

Setting the Stage for Great Student Performance

Support for Improving Schools and Districts

TCAST - Setting the Stage for Great Student Performance The Tulare County Accountability Support Team (TCAST) is your behind-the-scenes team for improved student performance. TCAST's cadre of instructional consultants provide individualized technical support to schools and districts in improving academic achievement in the following areas:
  • Student Achievement & Accountability
  • Professional Development & Collaboration
  • Self-Assessment and Evaluation of Instructional Programs
  • Instructional Resources and Support

TCAST is committed to student services and support through a collaborative approach in partnership with schools and districts. The Tulare County Accountability Support Team members bring a wealth of expertise and experience to support schools and districts in students' achievement.

Student Academic Support Service

Academic Program Survey (APS) Components:
  1. Instructional Program
  2. Instructional Time
  3. School Principal Leadership Training
  4. Teacher Professional Development Opportunities and Credentialing
  5. Student Achievement Monitoring System
  6. On-going Assistance and Support for Teachers
  7. Monthly Collaboration Meetings
  8. Lesson Pacing Schedule
  9. Fiscal Support
District Assistance Survey (DAS):
  1. Governance
  2. Alignment of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessments to State Standards
  3. Fiscal Operations
  4. Parent and Community Involvement
  5. Human Resources
  6. Data Systems and Achievement Monitoring
  7. Professional Development
Validation Includes:
  • Formative and Summative DATA Analysis
  • Review of Curriculum / Alignment
  • Review of STAR DATA
  • Classroom Observation
  • Review of STudent Placement
  • Teachers / Administrator / Student Interviews
  • Review of Master Schedule and Assignments
  • Review of Allocation of Resources
  • CELDT Review
  • Pre-SAIT as needed
TCAST Support Includes:
  • AB466
  • AB75 / Leadership Coaching
  • High Point
  • Training and Networking for Peer Coaching
  • Continued Alignment of Essential Standards and Instructional Strategies
  • Standards-Based Professional Development Opportunities
  • DATA Analysis and Assessment Training
  • Collaborative Group Training
  • TESA
  • ELD Program
  • Master Schedule -- Strategies Support

Continuous School / District Improvement Model (pdf file)

For more information, contact:

Charlene Stringham
Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Services
(559) 651-3831

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Tulare County Office of Education
Educational Resource Services
7000 Doe Avenue, Suite A, Visalia, CA 93291

Jen Francone, Ed.D.,
(559) 651-3831, ext. 3301 • fax: (559) 651-0571

Jim Vidak, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277
phone: (559) 733-6300 • fax: (559) 627-5219

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