ERIC Number: ED314503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
California Model School Accountability Report Card. Technical Assistance Manual.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
California State Proposition 98 requires the governing boards of California school districts to prepare and issue an annual School Accountability Report Card for each elementary and high school under their jurisdiction, beginning in the school year 1989-90. The report card must assess a minimum of 13 specified conditions. This manual provides technical assistance and examples of what report cards for individual schools might contain and how they might be developed. Guidelines for preparing a model report card are provided in the appendix to this manual. Although it is not limited to these areas, each report card must address the following school conditions: (1) student achievement in and progress toward meeting reading, writing, arithmetic, and other academic goals; (2) progress toward reducing dropout rates; (3) estimated expenditures per student and types of services funded; (4) progress toward reducing class sizes and teaching loads; (5) assignment of teachers outside their subject areas of competence; (6) quality and currency of textbooks and other instructional materials; (7) counseling and support personnel availability; (8) substitute teacher availability; (9) safety, cleanliness, and adequacy of school facilities; (10) adequacy of teacher evaluations and professional improvement opportunities; (11) classroom discipline and climate for learning; (12) teacher and staff training and curriculum improvement programs; and (13) quality of instruction and leadership. (SLD)
Descriptors: Accountability, Annual Reports, Boards of Education, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Guides, Outcomes of Education, School Districts, School Effectiveness, Technical Assistance, Technical Writing
Bureau of Publications, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802-0271 ($3.75 plus tax for California residents).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.