The School Accountability Report Card (SARC) was established by Proposition 98, an initiative passed by California voters in 1998. This report card is issued annually by local school boards for each school in California. It provides parents and other interested community members with information on at least 17 aspects of the school, its resources, successes and the areas in which improvements are needed.
The School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) is meant to consolidate all school-level planning efforts into one plan for programs funded through the consolidated application (ConApp), pursuant to the California Education Code (EC) Section 64001 and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
The purpose of the SPSA is to increase the overall effectiveness of the school program by crafting a strategic plan that maximizes the resources available to the school while minimizing duplication of effort with the ultimate goal of increasing student achievement.