School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
You can download the following School Accountability Report Card (SARC) for Redding School of the Arts:
RSA SARC Report 2010-2011 (1566 KB)
RSA SARC Report 2012-2013 (3136 KB)
SARC Report 2013-2014 (4140 KB)
SARC Report 2014-2015 (6040 KB)
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 Act
(NCLB). 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.
You can learn more about SARC on the California Department of Education's website at: www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa.