Supporting Inclusive Practices

Because Diversity is More Fun!

8.3 %
Disability

Students with disabilities served in 2018-19 as a percentage of total enrollment.

0 %
Segregation

Students with disabilities in general education 80% or more of the day in 2017-18.

1 %
Graduation Rate

Four year graduation rate for students with disabilities per 2017-18 data.

Our Approach to Inclusion

Culture

We believe that a culture focused on building capacity at all levels via collaborative systems and structures is essential.​

Policy

We believe that creating and implementing policies which remove structural and procedural barriers that impede the change of inclusion is vital.

Practice

We believe in inclusive practices that are responsive to student diversity, encourage student-directed learning, are evidence-based, and developed via ongoing collaboration between staff, students and community.

Cohesive Leadership

We believe that a cohesive leadership team that is distributed across levels and is committed to driving change across the organization is an essential element for inclusion.

Our Impact

46
Local Educational Agencies

Grantees of SIP since 2014 

7
CCSESA Regions

SIP operates across CCSESA regions in California 

12 %
Average Increase in Inclusion

Over a period of 3 years for SIP grantees (Indicator 5)

Testimonials

"The SIP Project has been an incredible catalyst for change in our school district. The focus on improvement science and personalized support with the grant award have been key to our success in increasing inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities. We are proud that we’ve increased by 20% the number of students spending 80% or more of their day in general education settings in just 3 years with the support and guidance of the SIP Project."
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Katherine Mahoney
Director of Special Education, Arcadia USD
"Collaborating with school districts and educational thought leaders across California and to work hand in hand with them to increase the inclusion of students with special needs is a real passion for all us at CHIME. Being a part of SIP is a tremendous opportunity."
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Dr. Erin Studer
Executive Director, CHIME Institute
"The SIP grant has allowed our team to dive deeply into the exploration and implementation of Universal Design for Learning and Co-teaching, moving our staff towards more inclusive practices."
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Danae Popovich
Principal, Camino Grove Elementary
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