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Support Personnel Accountability Report Card

Gives a school site student support team the opportunity to publish a document that describes their efforts to support student career and college readiness.

The Support Personnel Accountability Report Card (SPARC) is a voluntary, continuous improvement process. It provides Student Support Teams with the support of their principal, an opportunity to collaboratively publish a document that identifies key student outcomes as they relate to career and college readiness.

Modeled after the School Accountability Report Card (SARC), the SPARC was initially developed by an advisory group of Los Angeles County counselors, counselor supervisors, counselor educators, and the California Department of Education staff. More than 1,000 SPARCs have been developed and published across seven states since 2001. 

The SPARC can be useful for:

  • Presenting a self-evaluation of your student support system
  • Promoting your program to your school administration, school board, and parents/guardians
  • Preparing reports for school accreditation, grants, or awards recognition
  • Supporting school site efforts to prepare students for careers and college

Visit the SPARC Online External link opens in new window or tab. site for information regarding the SPARC process.

For additional information regarding SPARC, contact:

John Merris-Coots, Education Programs Consultant
California Career Resource Network
California Department of Education
Phone: 916-324-8151

Questions:   John Merris-Coots | | 916-324-8151
Last Reviewed: Thursday, July 21, 2016
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