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Single Plan for Student Achievement

A plan of action to improve student academic performance by coordinating all educational services and resources.

Pursuant to California Education Code (EC) Section 64001 and the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), schools that receive state and federal funds through the Consolidated Application and Reporting System (CARS) and ESEA Program Improvement funds consolidate all school plans into the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).

To assist local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools in meeting the content requirements for consolidating all school plans for these programs into the SPSA the California Department of Education (CDE), in collaboration with school, district, and county office of education practitioners, developed a planning guide (Part I), template (Part II), and resource index (Part III). Together the guide, template, and resource index provide a structured means to enhance the planning and implementation process for improving student academic performance. Use of these documents is entirely voluntary.

SPSA Part I: A Guide for Developing the Single Plan for Student Achievement (DOC)
The guide specifies the purpose of the SPSA, the role of the school site council (SSC), and provides instructions for a seven-step continuous development, implementation, and monitoring cycle of the SPSA.

SPSA Part II: The Single Plan for Student Achievement Template (DOC)
The template includes forms and charts for collection and analysis of student performance data, setting priorities for program improvements, rigorous use of effective solution strategies, and ongoing monitoring of results.

  • SPSA Part II: Form F: Budget Planning Tool (XLS)
    The SPSA Budget Planning Tool is simple to use, flexible, and informative. It has been designed to assist the School Site Council with projecting the estimated expenditures of their SPSA goals against the school's allocations from the Consolidated Application.

SPSA Part III: Resource Index (DOC)
The Resource Index includes the legal background of the requirements, provides sample forms and charts for collecting student achievement and demographic data, and describes how to organize a SSC and its bylaws.

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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