School Plans for Student Achievement (SPSA) are utilized to meet the requirements for CSI plans.
School leaders and representatives from the central office contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of CSI plans. Needs assessments are conducted annually by the CSI schools with frequent follow up of needs throughout the school year. There are a variety of data points used by the school sites during this needs assessment process. Historical CAASPP results, which were used as a basis for determining eligibility for CSI, are also used during the needs assessment. The district provides Data Insights, a continuously updated report dashboard with prebuilt reports designed to be relevant and actionable, which is used by the sites on an ongoing basis to monitor multiple aspects of student data, including SBAC results, attendance, behavior, graduation rate, and college/career readiness. The district supports schools in using these high stakes data points to determine goals and next steps for improvement.
The district also provides local assessments that measure student growth throughout the year. For example, the district provides Math and Language Arts formative assessments called iCAM and iCAL to monitor student progress towards achieving the adopted standards. The Illuminate system provides a variety of reports allowing the school a rich variety of output of results to make the data actionable. The district values the input of a variety of stake holders when making decisions at the school site level. The district provides various surveys (Parent SART, Student LCAP, Faculty/Staff Climate Assessment, Senior Survey, Parent Title I) to gather feedback from a representation of groups served. The results of these surveys are used to keep a pulse of needs perceived by all stake holders. Survey data along with qualitative comments form the basis of in person conversations held at the school sites during parent SART, SSC, ELAC meetings as well as staff and district leadership meetings. It is at these meetings that needs assessments come to fruition.
Site leaders collaborate to identify appropriate interventions, actions, and strategies to support student achievement. The CSI Team assists in identifying appropriate evidence-based interventions. The CSI Team will utilize a SPSA Supplemental and Support Resources guide which includes a menu of options that can be selected based on the needs of the site. The menu includes central office supports that are researched based actions and/or strategies that are proven effective and appropriately scalable. Additionally, the CSI Team consults with the district administrative cabinet to deploy expertise and resources to best meet the needs of each site. Interventions and expenditures are implemented in alignment with greatest areas of need at each site as uncovered by the needs assessment and correlating data. The district created Data Insights was used to disaggregate data to determine area that may require follow up targeting. These targets help form the basis of resource inequities. Data from multiple district created surveys was used to gather stakeholder feedback from staff, students, and parent/guardians to identify perceived inequities. This along with follow up in person meetings was used to dig deeper into the root cause of those inequities. A review of budgets and how resources are targeted was used to verify funds are directed towards addressing any inequity.