Mapping the Trail - Accountability, SARC and LCP
The School Accountability Report Card (SARC) - What is it?
Mandated by state law in 1988, a School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is required of all public schools that receive state funding. The purpose of the SARC is to supply information and data to all stakeholders, such as parents and the community, so that they can be informed about the progress of and draw comparisons between schools. This document also serves to show the progress schools make in meeting their goals and provides environmental, resource, and demographic data.
What is the SARC comprised of?
SARC reports vary from school to school. For example, each school will have unique mission statements and goals. However, state law requires that the following are present in all SARCs:
- 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