Instructional Support Services





Elaine Kinoshita Administrator of Instruction (213) 241 - 0100
Lupe Inabu Administrator of Compliance (213) 241 - 1924
Hiram Dabbah Facilitator Safe and Healthy Schools (213) 241-0138
Antonio Hernandez Expert RtI2/ITAF/MyData (213) 241-1913
Michelle Hernandez Coordinator PreK-12 School Counseling Services (213) 241-1928
Lizza Irizarry Specialist PreK-12 Categorical Programs (213) 241-1925
Glendy Marin Expert Tittle III Access to Core (213) 241-1930
Sandra Miller Coordinator RtI2/Secondary Literacy (213)241-0193
Azucena Raigoza Expert PreK-12 Categorical Programs (213) 241-1926
Janet Saito Furukawa Specialist Secondary Literacy (213) 241-0142
Kathy Stehr Coordinator Elementary Literacy/RtI2 (213) 241-0148
Mary Ann Sullivan Expert RtI2/Elementary Literacy (213) 241-6278
Sean Teer Expert RtI2/History/Social Studies (213) 241-0181
Janet Tovar Specialist BTSA/NBC (213) 241-0150
Jose Velasquez Expert RtI2/PreK-12 Instructional Analyst (213) 241-6275
Kenny Yau Expert RtI2/Elementary Math (213) 241-0100
Angie Cardenas Parent Community Facilitator (213) 241-0110
Maria Gonzalez Parent Community Facilitator (213) 241-0118
Frida Samayoa Parent Community Facilitator (213) 241-0143
Martha Sandoval Parent Community Facilitator (213) 241-0144

Elementary Math Instructional Guide: For the 2010 - 2011 school year, the math instructional guide for grades K - 5 has been revised. You can download and access this via Since the instructional guide has changed, the quarterly assessments are also revised from last school year to reflect the new instructional guide. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Kenny Yau at (213) 241 - 1922 or at


Categorical Program Budget Development: The 2011 - 2012 budget materials for categorical programs can be downloaded from the Federal and State Education Programs Branch website at The budget development materials include a Program and Budget Handbook, Assurances and Justifications, Estimated Rates by Budget Item and other documentation to assist schools in meeting the requirements of the budget development process.

Appointments with Human Resources and QEIA Schools: To ensure that the QEIA highly qualified teacher targets/accountabilities are met, Derek Ramage from Human Resources has asked that appointments be scheduled with each QEIA school and the Human Resources staff. Appointments for District 4 schools will be scheduled on March 3 and March 4 at the Beaudry Building. Details to follow by e-mail.

Secondary Master Plan Survey: The Master Plan Survey Reference Guide is available on the School Information Branch website on Inside LAUSD. These are the critical dates:
• March 1, 2011 Data entered into SIS by 5:00 p.m. will be captured
• March 3, 2011 Print final survey forms and obtain signatures
• March 4, 2011 Submit survey materials via school mail to:
School Information Branch (SIB)
Beaudry Building, 16th Floor
• March 9, 2011 Survey materials must be received by SIB
Reminder: To ensure accurate accounting of all newly enrolled English Learners, enter the interim language classification in the SIS based on unofficial results of the Initial CELDT if the official CELDT results have not been downloaded into the SIS. To determine interim language classification, please follow instructions outlined in the 2010-11 CELDT Administration Instructions which is available on the Student Testing Unit website along with the link to the CELDT-Local Scoring Tool. If you have any questions, please contact Lizza Irizarry.


DIBELS: In the 2011 - 2012 school year, the District will use DIBELS Next as the benchmark assessment in grades K - 3. There are DIBELS trainings available on the weekends to anyone who is interested in attending. To register go online to the Learning Zone. Teachers receive a stipend for attending the training.

2010 - 2011 Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills and Wireless Generation: For schools currently using DIBELS NEXT edition, there is a web-entry solution hosted by Wireless Generation that will allow teachers to input scores from paper-pencil DIBELS administration. The reports are powerful reporting tools and it will be provided free of charge to schools that have ordered DIBELS this school year. To watch a short video about the current mid-year solution for DIBELS web entry, please visit: In February, as a support to schools, the District is offering, "Train the Trainer" (2.5 hour) sessions to learn about the web-entry system. Each school may send two people to the training. For those that cannot attend, there will be online video tutorials. Principals will also receive details regarding professional development. Registration information is available on the Learning Zone.
Reading Language Arts and English Language Development Adoption: The new Language Arts Program (English and Spanish) will have an ELD program embedded within the program. To find out more about the adoption and where you can view the materials for the adoption visit the Literacy/Language Arts Portal Page . In the left hand column click on K-5 RLA/ELD Textbook Adoption. There is an informative with an overview of the adoption process as well as other significant documents pertaining to the adoption.

Tier 3 Support: Some schools are providing Tier 3 support to their students by using LANGUAGE! or Read 180. Others have chosen programs or models from the district’s “intervention resource” approved list. Central office has asked each local district to update the list of intervention programs at the school sites. Each school must identify the Tier 3 support program their students are receiving; please send this information electronically to Kathy Stehr.

Resource: The LAUSD Pre K-12 Literacy/Language Arts website has up to date information and a variety resources for teachers, administrators, parents and students.

Literacy Interventions Progress Monitoring Measures: All schools using LANGUAGE! 3rd Edition, LANGUAGE! 4th Edition and READ 180 must enter all students’ progress monitoring assessment results into their curricula data management system by February 24, 2011. The following test results should be entered:
• LANGUAGE! 3rd Edition – Enter the following measures into VPORT: Test of Silent Word Reading Fluency, Degrees of Reading Power and Spelling Inventory. Please contact Catrisa Booker at 213-241-2477 for assistance.
• LANGUAGE! 4th Edition – Enter the following measures into VPORT: Test of Silent Contextual Reading Fluency, Language Reading Scale, TWS-4, and Writing. Please contact Debra Conejo at 213-241-4230 for assistance.
• READ 180 – Enter the following measure into SAM: Scholastic Reading Inventory. Please contact Jaimi Krielaart at 213-241-2578 for assistance.


Technical Assistance Day – Cohorts I and II: February 25, 2011 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Location: Harbor Building/Suite 204
Participants: Cohort I and II, individuals or teams
Space is limited. Please sign-up early on the Learning Zone:

Technical Assistance Day-Instructional Coach/Intervention Coordinator Meeting: March 4, 2011
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Harbor Building/Suite 204
Participants: Coaches and Coordinators (see limitations below)
• Morning session/Analyzing Student Work - MS Literacy Coaches only
• Afternoon session/Analyzing Student Work - HS Literacy Coaches only
• Afternoon session/Instructional Conversations - Instructional Coaches & Intervention Coordinators
Space is limited. Please sign-up early on the Learning Zone:
RtI2 Cohort Trainings:

• March 9, 2011 Cohort 1 Year 2 - Day 10 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Pickwick Gardens/Royal Crest Room
Participants: ES and MS School-Based Leadership Teams

• March 9, 2011 Cohort 2 Year 1 - Day 5 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Pickwick Gardens/Royal Crest Room
Participants: ES and MS School-Based Leadership Teams

If you have any questions regarding any of these sessions, please contact Sandy Miller.

SECONDARY LITERACY, Janet Saito Furukawa

Design Lessons---10th ---Literary Analysis: February 17, 2011 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Harbor Building/Conference Room 202 Participants: 10th grade ELA Teachers

Design Lessons---9th--- Literary Analysis (NEW DATE): February 24, 2011 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Harbor Building/Conference Room 203 Participants: 9th grade ELA Teachers

Design Lessons---7th (Persuasion): March 24, 2011 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Harbor Building/Conference Room 202 Participants: 7th grade ELA Teachers

Design Lessons---8th (Persuasion): March 31, 2011 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Location: Harbor Building/Conference Room 202 Participants: 8th grade ELA Teachers

Periodic Assessments

Level Grade Track Instructional Window End Date Genre
Middle 6-8 C January 3- February 18 February 18 Response to Literature
Middle 6-8 B December 20-February 25 February 25 Response to Literature
High 9-10 A November 8-April 8 April 8 Exposition
Middle 6-8 SINGLE February 14-April 8 April 8 Response to Literature
High 9-10 C February 7-April 15 April 15 Literary Analysis
Middle 6-8 A December 20-April 22 April 22 Response to Literature
High 9-10 SINGLE February 14-June 10 June 10 Literary Analysis
High 9-10 B February 7-June 17 June 17 Literary Analysis