Single Plan for Student Achievement

Single Plan/Accountability/District Goals

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The top priority of California’s education system is academic achievement. The , SPSA, is one of the many tools that California School Districts are using to measure and track their academic achievement accomplishments.

What Is The Single Plan For Student Achievement (SPSA)?

The Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) is a document that represents a school’s cycle of continuous improvement of student performance. The annual process of developing, reviewing, and updating the SPSA includes a comprehensive review of data and the development of actions necessary to achieve school goals. Each year, the School Site Council and the local governing board approve the SPSA.
What Is The Parental Involvement Policy?
Participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities is critical!
  1. Parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning;
  2. Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school
  3. Parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child

Why Is Parent Involvement Important?

A synthesis of the research concluded that the evidence is consistent, positive, and convincing: families have a major influence on their children’s achievement in school and through life. When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more.

Student Accountability Report Card, 2015-2016

Mary Silveira Student Accountability report Card. 

What is a School Accountability Report Card (SARC)?


Since November 1988, state law has required all public schools receiving state funding to prepare and distribute a SARC. A similar requirement is also contained in the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about each public school. A SARC can be an effective way for a school to report on its progress in achieving goals. The public may also use a SARC to evaluate and compare schools on a variety of indicators.

What information does the SARC contain?

Although there is great variation in the design of school report cards, they generally begin with a profile that provides background information about the school and its students. The profile usually summarizes the school's mission, goals, and accomplishments. State law requires that the SARC contain all of the following:

  • Demographic data
  • School safety and climate for learning information
  • Academic data
  • School completion rates
  • Class sizes
  • Teacher and staff information
  • Curriculum and instruction descriptions
  • Postsecondary preparation information
  • Fiscal and expenditure data

In addition, NCLB requires that SARCs contain reports concerning the "adequate yearly progress" of students in achieving state academic achievement standards; Title 1 Program Improvement; graduation rates at the secondary level; and, starting with the SARCs to be published in 2004–05, the extent to which "highly qualified" teachers are teaching core academic subjects.

How often must a SARC be updated?

School report cards must be updated annually and published by February 1.

How are schools required to distribute the SARC?

State law generally encourages schools to make a concerted effort to notify parents of the purpose of the report cards and to ensure that all parents receive a copy of the report card for the school their child attends. Specifically, schools are required to notify all parents about the availability of the SARC and to provide parents with instructions about how the SARC can be obtained both through the Internet (if feasible) and on paper (by request). If a sufficient number of a school's enrolled students speak a single primary language other than English, state law requires that the SARC also be made available to these parents in the appropriate primary language.

How can a parent find out more about California's public schools?

If you have questions or need information about a specific school, you can call or write to the school or the district office. You can also schedule an appointment to visit the school and meet with the school's administrators and staff.


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Superintendent’s Implementation Plan



Improve Student Learning

Goal #1: Implement new English Language Arts(ELA) programs and next phase of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) implementation

  • Professional Development Days to support new ELA program (6.17-3.18)

  • Explore and experiment with new ELA (Wonders) K-5 (ongoing)

  • Full implementation of new ELA (Amplify) 6-7, partial at 8 (ongoing)

  • NGSS Professional Development, next phase intro (10/11.17)

  • NGSS first unit (1-3.18)

  • Feedback and future planning for NGSS (3-5.18)

  • Reflection and feedback opportunities for teachers (ongoing)

  • Document STEM work across district (ongoing)


Goal #2: Continue to develop Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programs and establish measurable goals for whole child learning

  • Site plans for SEL  (11.17)

  • Admin team measurable SEL goals recommendation (1.18)

  • Curriculum council input/feedback (3.18)

  • SEL board report (5.18)


Goal #3: Expand the effective use of instructional technology

  • Establish collaborative schedule and clarity for Tech Coach role and principal involvement (9.17)

  • Accelerate purchase and distribution of Apple TV carts (Promethean Smart Boards for middle school science) (10.17-1.18)

  • Accelerate purchase of Chromebooks (10/11.17)

  • Explore new options for outstanding instructional technology programs (ongoing)

  • Explore options/expand current options for professional development (ongoing)

  • Focused efforts at 3rd-5th grade, and 6th-8th grade ELA (1:1)

  • Track data, survey teachers, survey students, survey parents (ongoing, 5.18)


Goal #4: Accelerate achievement growth for students below grade level

  • Local Control Accountability Plan(LCAP) plans (5.17)

  • Student performance Data Review (9/10.17)

  • Site based executive summary (12.17)

  • Mid-year review of progress (1.18)

  • Updated supports and action steps for students below acceleration target (2.18)


Build Connectedness


Goal #5: Explore new internal and external communications

  • Phone blasts (ongoing)

  • Improved district website (ongoing)

  • Superintendent Friday notes (ongoing)

  • District exploration of new communications (ongoing

  • Site based exploration of new communications (ongoing)

  • Spring survey (4.30.18)


Goal #6: Increase afterschool and evening opportunities for students and parents

  • Collaborate with San Rafael City on adding childcare spaces (9.17, ongoing)

  • Explore opportunities for our own programs to serve students after school (11.17, ongoing)

  • Explore opportunities for parent classes/collaboration/etc. After school/evening

  • Survey staff, parents, and students to gather more detailed information (TBD)

  • Continue to actively participate in  Community Schools Initiative meetings with San Rafael City Schools and community partners(ongoing)


Goal #7: Continue to expand opportunities for collaboration and celebration for staff, students, and community

  • Review past practices at sites and district for celebrating (staff, students, and community) (ongoing, 5.18)

  • Utilize Curriculum Council structure to build teacher leadership (ongoing)

  • Work with CSEA to strengthen leadership opportunities (ongoing)

  • Continue to seek staff feedback on Learning Wednesday model (ongoing)


Strengthen Infrastructure


Goal #8: Pass a new parcel tax that meets the needs of the district

  • Hire support for internal work on parcel tax (9.17)

  • Parcel Tax Ad-Hoc Board Committee (9.17-1.18)

  • Survey work and analysis (10.17)

  • Craft parcel tax language (11/12.17)

  • Marketing (ongoing)

  • Community engagement (ongoing)

  • Campaign committee (1.18-5.18)

  • May ballot (5.18)


Goal #9: Successfully complete modernization of Vallecito and Mary E. Silveira and expand technology infrastructure

  • Start process with timeline for early bid (8/9.17)

  • See technology section for “expand technology infrastructure”

  • Work with QKA/District/School Sites/Greystone to ensure strong architecture plan for bid (8.17-12.17)

  • Select general contractor that best meets all district requirements (2.18)

  • Work with sites to start as early as possible in summer (4-6.18)

  • Weekly summer meetings to ensure strong modernization progress (6-8.18)


Goal #10: Accelerate plan to re-establish 10% reserve for economic uncertainty

  • Review opportunities to increase revenue (11/12.17)

  • Review opportunities to decrease expenditures (TBD)

  • Review current priorities in reserve funds (9.17-11.17, ongoing)

  • Establish date by which minimum 10% reserve for economic uncertainty will be re-established (6.18)

  • Set annual goals to match the target date (6.18)

Attract, Retain, and Support an Outstanding Diverse Staff


Goal #11: Establish baseline data and measurable goals for “attract and retain”

  • Data dive in certificated HR to produce initial information (12.17-2.18)

  • Process as admin to recommend to Board baseline data and goals (2.18-5.18)

  • Board adopts measurable goals moving forward (5.18)


Goal #12: Increase specific professional development opportunities for classified staff

  • Survey classified staff about top priorities for professional development (TBD)

  • Learning opportunities around social emotional learning; developmental stages of students (TBD))

  • Learning opportunities around cultural proficiency (TBD)

  • Learning opportunities around technology based instructional programs (TBD)


Goal #13: Continue to prioritize staff compensation in the budgeting process

  • Sustain priority in negotiations (ongoing)

  • Keep priority in 18-19 budget process (ongoing)

  • Further research on comparative compensation (ongoing)

  • Staff compensation as an explicit priority in any advisory work by budget committee or long term budget planning by the superintendent (ongoing)











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Mary E. Silveira Elementary School
Dixie School District

375 Blackstone Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903

(415) 492-3741

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