School Plan for Student Achievement
The School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) identifies and addresses the instructional needs of students and specifies how categorical funds provided through the Consolidated Application will be used to accomplish the goals outlined in the plan. State guidelines require that the SPSA must:
- Identify site-specific achievement goals based on a variety of student performance data.
- Describe specific instructional strategies to accelerate student learning.
- Describe the ways in which student progress will be monitored on a regular basis.
- Identify interventions for students not achieving.
- Determine the necessary professional development for staff.
- Delineate strategies for parent communication and engagement.
- Reflect estimated costs and funding sources.
- Involve consultation with other site advisory groups.
State regulations require that the School Site Council (SSC) be the group responsible for developing and revising the SPSA in collaboration with the site instructional leadership team. Ongoing consultation with site advisory groups about student performance data, student needs, identified goals, appropriate interventions/preventions, and associated budgets is an integral part of the development and monitoring of the SPSA. (Ed Code 64001)
This ongoing involvement of the SSC in the review of the SPSA is a critical element of the annual planning cycle and should be reflected in meeting agendas and minutes. Documentation of SSC development, revision, monitoring, and evaluation of the SPSA must be maintained at each school in the SSC Notebook. All documentation must be maintained for seven years, plus the current school year.