The School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) is a blueprint to improve the academic performance of all students and should be aligned to the district's Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).
California Education Code (EC) Section 64001 requires that the School Site Council develop and approve the plan, recommend it to the local governing board for approval, monitor its implementation at the school site, and evaluate the effectiveness of the activities on an annual basis. Documentation of this process must be maintained at each school site.
A well-developed SPSA -
- Focuses on student achievement.
- Ensures that all resources are aligned to meet identified student needs and are directed toward academic areas in most need of improvement.
- Uses research-based strategies to improve instruction and classroom learning.
- Uses verifiable data to inform decision-making.
- Includes school goals and aligned activities to ensure student improvement.