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As mandated by the Modified Consent Decree, one of the central tasks of our office is to approve an Annual Plan designed by the District to make progress toward the achievement of the outcomes required by Modified Consent Decree. The Independent Monitor shall also conduct at least one hearing each year to hear from parents and other interested persons about the District’s compliance with special education laws. Following the hearing, the Independent Monitor shall present a written report to the Superintendent and Board of Education concerning the progress and effectiveness of the implementation of the terms and conditions of the Modified Consent Decree.

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October 22 , 2013

Report on the Progress and Effectiveness of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Implementation of the Modified Consent Decree During the 2012-2013 School Year
[English]

June 16 , 2013

Study on the Accuracy of the Graduation Data of Students with Disabilities in LAUSD, 2011 - 2012 School Year
[download]

June 7 , 2013

Study of the District’s Compliance and Effectiveness with Section 9, Complaint Response Unit
[English] [Spanish]

April 3, 2013

Two-Year Plan to Achieve MCD Outcome 13
[English] [Spanish]

October 24, 2012

Report on the Progress and Effectiveness of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Implementation of the Modified Consent Decree During the 2011-2012 School Year
[English] [Spanish]

September 18, 2012

Stipulation regarding outcomes 4, 7A and 7B [PDF]

July 5 , 2012

Targeted Strategy Plan - MCD Outcome 4 [PDF]

Targeted Strategy Plan - MCD Outcome 4 (Amendments submitted for Targeted Strategy Plan - MCD Outcome 4.) [English | Spanish]

Targeted Strategy Plan - MCD Outcome 4 (Amendments made to the Targeted Strategy Plan for MCD Outcome 4 approved by the Independent Monitor on August 8, 2011.) [PDF]

 

April 10, 2012

Report of the Findings of Focus Groups to Identify Factors that may be Limiting the Ability to Deliver Services in Accordance with the Individualized Education Programs of Students with Disabilities [PDF]

March 14, 2012

Public Hearings on LAUSD's Compliance with Special Education Laws

Parents of children with IEPs and all other members of the LAUSD community are invited to provide comments to the Independent Monitor during public hearings scheduled for Monday, April 23, 2012 at 9-11am and 5-7pm. The hearings will be held at LAUSD Board Room located at 333 S. Beaudry. Written comments may be sent to the Office of the Independent Monitor, 333 S. Beaudry, 18th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017.

This notice is also available the following languages:

February 17, 2012 (Available 12:00 PM)

Report on the Progress and Effectiveness of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Implementation of the Modified Consent Decree during the 2010-11 School Year – Part II
[English] [Spanish]
  • Appendix A: Summary of Final Determination of the Modified Consent Decree Outcomes
    [PDF]
  • Appendix B: CST Performance Results and Participation for Students with Disabilities: 2010-2011 School Year
    [PDF]
  • Appendix C: Study on the Accuracy of the Graduation Data of Students with Disabilities in LAUSD,
    2010-2011 School Year

    [PDF]

October 5, 2011

Report on the Progress and Effectiveness of the Los Angeles Unified School District's Implementation of the Modified Consent Decree During the 2010-2011 School Year - Part I
[English | Spanish]
  • Appendix A: Study of the Accuracy of District Data on Placement in the Least Restrictive Environment 2010-2011
    [PDF]
  • Appendix B: Study of the Accuracy of District Data on Placement in the Least Restrictive Environment Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic 2010-11
    [PDF]
  • Appendix C: Study to Measure the Delivery of Services in Accordance with the Individualized Education Programs of Students with Disabilities: Year 8 (2010-11)
    [PDF]
  • Appendix D: Study to Measure the Delivery of Services in Accordance with the Individualized Education Programs of Students with Disabilities, Year 8 Report 2010-11
    [PDF]
  • Appendix E: Findings of the Review of Charter Applications and Enrollment Forms Office of the Independent Monitor
    [PDF]
  • Appendix F: Innovation and CharterSchools Division Letter Regarding Admissions Requirementand Materials
    [PDF]

October 1, 2011

  • School Board Informative: Charter School Pre- and Post-Enrollment Forms
    [PDF]

September 29, 2011

District's Response to OIM Study of Magnet Schools' Compliance with the Modified Consent Decree and the Los Angeles Unified School District's Special Education Policies [PDF]

Charter School Pre- and Post- Enrollment Forms (Board Informative) [PDF]

September 28, 2011

Integrated Student Information System Determination [PDF]

Integrated Student Information System Phase 2 Implementation Completion Plan [PDF]

September 16, 2011

Parents’ Council Meeting Topics [PDF]

Approval of Amended Targeted Strategy Plan for Outcome 4 [PDF]

Approval of Amended Targeted Strategy Plans for Outcomes 7A and 7B [PDF]

Approval of Amended Targeted Strategy Plan for Outcome 13 [PDF]

June 13, 2011

Findings of the Review of Charter Applications and Enrollment Forms [PDF]

May 5, 2011

Study of Magnet Schools’ Compliance with the Modified Consent Decree and the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Special Education Policies and Procedures [English | Spanish]

  • Appendix B: Analysis of LAUSD Magnet School Program Relative to Students Receiving Special Education Services [download]
  • Appendix C: Magnet Program Resource Handbook: Los Angeles Unified School District Student Integration Services [download]
  • Appendix D: Descriptions of Rosters [download]
  • Appendix E: Letters to Parents: Active and “No-Match” [download]
  • Appendix F: Vintage Math/Science Magnet [download]
  • Appendix G: Marshall Gifted/Highly Gifted Magnet [download]
  • Appendix H: Sunland Gifted Magnet [download]
  • Appendix I: Brentwood Math/Science Magnet [download]
  • Appendix J: LACES – Center for Enriched Studies [download]
  • Appendix K: SOCES – Center for Enriched Studies [download]

March 18, 2011

Public Hearings on LAUSDs Compliance with Special Education Laws
Parents of children with IEPs and all other members of the LAUSD community are invited to provide comments to Mr. Frederick Weintraub, the court appointed Independent Monitor, at Public Hearings on LAUSDs Compliance with Special Education Laws to be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Beaudry Building Board Room located at 333 South Beaudry Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90017. Additional information is available from flyers in the following languages:

MARCH 2, 2011

Report on the Progress and Effectiveness of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Implementation of the Modified Consent Decree during the 2009-10 School Year – Part II [English | Spanish]

  • Appendix A: CST Performance Results and Participation for Students with Disabilities: 2009-2010 School Year [English]
  • Appendix B: Charter School Enrollment Not Submitting STAR Data [English]
  • Appendix C: Study on the Accuracy of the Graduation Data of Students with Disabilities in the LAUSD, 2009-2010 School Year [English]

October 16 , 2010

Clarification of the Independent Monitor’s Determination That MCD Outcome 18 Has Been Met [English | Spanish]

SEPTEMBER 29, 2010

Report on the Progress and Effectiveness of the Los Angeles Unified School District's Implementation of the Modified Consent Decree During the 2009-2010 School Year Part 1 [English | Spanish]

  • Appendix A: Study of the Accuracy of District Data on Placement in the Least Restrictive Environment 2009-2010 [download]
  • Appendix B: Study of the Accuracy of District Data on Placement in the Least-Restrictive Environment Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic 2008-09 [download]
  • Appendix C: Study to Measure the Delivery of Services in Accordance with the Individualized Education Programs of Students with Disabilities, Year 7 Report 2009-10 [download]
  • Appendix D: Study to Measure the Delivery of Services in Accordance with the Individualized Education Programs of Students with Disabilities [download]
  • Appendix E: Study on the Disproportionate Identification of African American Students as ED in LAUSD – Year Seven [download]

 

FEBRUARY 22, 2010

Report on the Progress and Effectiveness of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Implementation of the Modified Consent Decree during the 2008-09 School Year – Part II [download: English | Spanish ]

  • Appendix A: Final CST Performance Results and Participation for Students with Disabilities: 2008-2009 School Year [download]
  • Appendix B: Graduation Report [download]
  • Appendix C: The Impact of Dropouts on Outcome 4 of the Modified Consent Decree
    [download]

Independent Charter Schools Accessibility Report [download]

  • Appendix A: Accelerated Charter Elementary School [download]
  • Appendix B: Anahuacalmecac University Prep High School [download]
  • Appendix C: Animo Film and Theater Arts [download]
  • Appendix D: California Academy Liberal Studies Early College High School [download]
  • Appendix E: California Academy for Liberal Studies Middle School [download]
  • Appendix F: Celerity Dyad Charter School [download]
  • Appendix G: Center for Advanced Learning [download]
  • Appendix H: Chime Middle School [download]
  • Appendix I: College Ready Academy High School #4 [download]
  • Appendix J: College Ready Middle School #3 / Ouchi High School [download]
  • Appendix K: Cornerstone Preparatory [download]
  • Appendix L: Crescendo Charter School/Conservatory [download]
  • Appendix M: Dantzier (Lou) Prep Charter Middle School [download]
  • Appendix Mc: Discovery Charter Prep High School [download]
  • Appendix N: Full Circle Learning Center [download]
  • Appendix O: ICEF Vista Elementary Academy [download]
  • Appendix P: Kipp Academy of Opportunity [download]
  • Appendix Q: LA Academy Arts & Enterprise [download]
  • Appendix R: LA Leadership Academy [download]
  • Appendix S: Lakeview Charter Academy / Community Charter Middle School / Community Charter Early College High School [download]
  • Appendix T: Milagro Charter Elementary School [download]
  • Appendix U: New Designs Charter School [download]
  • Appendix V: New Village Charter High School [download]
  • Appendix W: Renaissance Arts Academy [download]
  • Appendix XYZ: Skirball (Jack H) Middle School [download]
  • Appendix XYZ-2: Watts Learning Center [download]

OCTOBER 12, 2009

Report on the Progress and Effectiveness of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Implementation of the Modified Consent Decree during the 2008-2009 School Year – Part I [download: English | Spanish]

  • Appendix A: Top 50 Schools with the Highest Percent of Special Education Student Suspensions [download]
  • Appendix B: Student’s Suspended 2008-09 [download]
  • Appendix C: Study of the Accuracy of District Data on Placement in the Least Restrictive Environment 2008-09 [download]
  • Appendix D: Study of the Accuracy of District Data on Placement in the Least Restrictive Environment Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic 2008-09 [download]
  • Appendix E: Study to Measure the Delivery of Services in Accordance with the Individualized Education Programs of Students with Disabilities, Year 6 Report 2008-09 (Deborah F. Oliver, Ph.D., Office of Data and Accountability) [download]
  • Appendix F: Study to Measure the Delivery of Services in Accordance with the Individualized Education Programs of Students with Disabilities, Year 6 Results 2008-09 (Jenifer J. Harr-Robins, American Institute for Research [download]
  • Appendix G: Study on the Disproportionate Identification of African American Students as ED in LAUSD – Year Six [download]

JUNE 5, 2009

Pilot Study of Charter Schools’ Compliance with the Modified Consent Decree and the LAUSD Special Education Policies and Procedures [download: English ]

FEBRUARY 4, 2009

Report on the Progress and Effectiveness of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Implementation of the Modified Consent Decree during the 2007-08 School Year – Part II [download: English | Spanish ]

  • Appendix A: CST Performance Results and Participation for Students with Disabilities: 2007-2008 School Year [download]
  • Appendix B: Study on the Accuracy of the Graduation Data of Students with Disabilities in the LAUSD, 2007-2008 School Year [download]

 

2008-2009

OCTOBER 1, 2008

Report on the Progress and Effectiveness of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Implementation of the Modified Consent Decree during the 2007-08 School Year – Part I [download: English | Spanish]

  • Appendix A: Study of the Accuracy of District Data on Student Suspensions 2007-2008 [download]
  • Appendix B: Top 50 Schools with the Highest Percent of Special Education Student Suspensions [download]
  • Appendix C: Study of the Accuracy of District Data on Placement in the Least Restrictive Environment 2007-08 [download]
  • Appendix D: Study of the Accuracy of Home School Data for Students with Disabilities 2007-2008 [download]
  • Appendix E: Study of the Accuracy of District Data on Timely Completion of Evaluations 2007-08 [download]
  • Appendix F: Study to Measure the Delivery of Services in Accordance with the Individualized Education Programs of Students with Disabilities, Year 5 2007-08 [download]
  • Appendix G: Study on the Disproportionate Identification of African American Students as ED in LAUSD – Year Five [download]
  • Appendix H: Stipulation Regarding Accessibility Survey of New Schools Under the Chanda Smith Modified Consent Decree [download]
  • Appendix I: Summary of meeting between the Office of the Independent Monitor and the Facilities Services Division [download]
  • Appendix J: Facilities Letter, August 21, 2008 (RE: Progress of Response to May 29, 2007 Report by the Independent Monitor [download]

January 14 , 2008

Report on the Progress and Effectiveness of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Implementation of the Modified Consent Decree during the 2006-07 School Year – Part II [download: English ]

  • Attachment A: CST Performance Results and Participation for Students with Disabilities: 2006-2007 School Year [download]
  • Attachment B: Evaluation of the Voyager Program for Students with Disabilities [download]
  • Attachment C: Study on the Accuracy of the Graduation Data of Students with Disabilities in the LAUSD, 2006-2007 School Year [download]
  • Attachment D: Calculations of Outcomes 3 and 4: Graduation and Completion Rates of Students with Disabilities [download]

September 28 , 2007

Report on the Progress and Effectiveness of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Implementation of the Modified Consent Decree during the 2006-07 School Year – Part I [download: English ]

  • Appendix A: Top 50 Schools with the Highest Percent of Special Education Suspensions [download]
  • Appendix B: Study of the Accuracy of District Data on Placement in the Least Restrictive Environment [download]
  • Appendix C: Study of the Accuracy of District Data on Timely Completion of Evaluations [download]
  • Appendix D: Study to Measure the Delivery of Services in Accordance with the Individualized Education Programs of Students with Disabilities [download]
  • Appendix E: Validation Review of Year 3 Service Study Methodology and Results [download]
  • Appendix F: Study to Measure the Delivery of Services in Accordance with the Individualized Education Programs of Students with Disabilities 2006-07 [download]
  • Appendix G: Year 4 Service Study: An Alternative Approach [download]
  • Appendix H: Study of Parent Participation at IEP Meetings Outcome 14 [download]
  • Appendix I: Study on the Disproportionate Identification of African-American Students as ED in LAUSD - Year Four [download]

June 8 , 2007

Report of the Panel of Experts in Language and Speech Services (with Appendices) [download: English]

May 29, 2007

Determination of the District’s progress toward meeting its obligations under Section 10. Facilities, of the Modified Consent Decree, 2006-2007 School Year [download: English]

  • Attachment A [download]
  • Appendices A - H [download]
  • Appendix I: Accessibility Reports of Site Visits [download]

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May 29, 2007

Study on the Accuracy of Graduation Data of Students with Disabilities in the LAUSD 2005-2006 School Year [download]

July 7, 2006

Report on the Progress and Effectiveness of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Implementation of the Modified Consent Decree during the 2005-06 School Year – Part 1 [download: English | Spanish ]

August 22, 2006

Report on the Progress and Effectiveness of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Implementation of the Modified Consent Decree during the 2005-06 School Year – Part 2 [download]

  • Appendix A: Top 50 Schools with the Highest Percent of Special Education Suspensions [download]
  • Appendix B: Study of the Accuracy of District Data on Placement in the Least Restrictive Environment [download]
  • Appendix C: Validation Study of Individual Transition Plans [download]
  • Appendix D: Informal Dispute Resolution- January, 2006 thru June, 2006 [download]
  • Appendix E: Study to Measure the Delivery of Services in Accordance with the Individualized Education Programs of Students with Disabilities [download]
  • Appendix F: Validation Review of Year 3 Service Study Methodology and Results [download]
  • Appendix G: Study of Parent Participation at IEP Meetings [download]
  • Appendix H: Study on the Disproportionate Identification of African-American Students as ED in LAUSD [download]
  • Appendix I: Report on the Monitoring of the District’s Rate of Due Process Filings and Comprehensive Plan to Reduce Due Process Filings [download]
  • Appendix J: Welligent Analysis [download]
  • Appendix K: Comparison of Representation in Welligent and the LAUSD Student Information System for Students with Disabilities [download]
  • Appendix L: Telephone Survey of Implementation of Welligent Web-based IEP System [download]

November 21 , 2006

Report on the Progress and Effectiveness of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Implementation of the Modified Consent Decree during the 2005-06 School Year – Part 3 [download: English | Spanish]

March 12, 2007

Amendment to Report on the Progress and Effectiveness of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Implementation of the Modified Consent Decree during the 2005-06 School Year – Part 3 [download]

January 30, 2006

Family Involvement In and Satisfaction with LAUSD Special Education Process Findings from the Office of the Independent Monitor Year 1 Parent Interviews (January 30, 2006) [English]

August 24, 2006

Family Involvement In and Satisfaction with LAUSD Special Education Process Findings from the Office of the Independent Monitor Wave 2 Parent Interviews [English]

September 13, 2005

2005-2006 Annual Plan [download]

July 22, 2005

Independent Monitor's Report 2004-2005 [download: English | PowerPoint Summary]

  • Appendix A1: Welligent Analysis [download]
  • Appendix A2: Telephone Survey of Implementation of Welligent IEP System [download]
  • Appendix A3: A Comparison of the Special Education Data Contained in Welligent to Data Recorded in the Student Information System (SIS) [download]
  • Appendix A4: Study of the Accuracy of District Data on Placement in the Least Restrictive Environment [download]
  • Appendix B: Minor Facilities Renovation (IDEA & Section 504) Projects [download]
  • Appendix C: Response to Annual Plan [download]
  • Appendix D: Comprehensive High School Graduation - June 2004 [download]
  • Appendix E : Study of Parent Participation at IEP Meetings [download]
  • Appendix F1: Study to Measure the Delivery of Services in Accordance with the Individualized Education Programs of Students with Disabilities [download]
  • Appendix F2: Validation Review of Year 2 Service Study Methodology and Results [download]
  • Appendix G: Schools with the Highest Percent of Special Education Student Suspensions [download]
  • Appendix H: Report on the Study for Outcome 18: Disproportional [download]

July 16, 2004

Report on the Progress and Effectiveness of the District’s Implementation of the
Modified Consent Decree
[English | Spanish]

LAUSD Progress Toward MCD Performance Outcomes [download]

July 15, 2004

Final Response to the Annual Plan 2005-2006 [download]

June 20, 2005

Initial Response Annual Plan 2005-2006 [download]

June 2005

Services Study Year II [download]

Independent Monitor's Report 2003-2004 [PowerPoint Summary]

  • Data Report (March 3, 2003) [download]
  • Performance in Statewide Assessment Programs (May 3, 2004) [download]
  • Executive Summary of Final Report (May 18, 2004) [download]
  • Data Report (June 1, 2004) [download]
  • New and Pending Outcomes (June 18, 2004) [download]
  • Response to 2004-05 Annual Plan (June 22, 2004) [download]
  • Response to 2004-05 Annual Plan, Final (July 15, 2004) [download]

Final Response to the Annual Plan 2004-2005 [download]

Initial Response Annual Plan 2004-2005 [download]

Services Study Year I [download]

May 12, 2003

Modified Consent Decree [download]