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Tuolumne COE |  BP  0500  Philosophy, Goals, Objectives and Comprehensive Plans

Accountability   

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The Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Office recognizes its responsibility to ensure accountability to the public for the performance of County Office schools. The County Superintendent or designee shall regularly review the effectiveness of the County Office programs, personnel, and fiscal operations, with a focus on the County Office effectiveness in improving student achievement. The County Superintendent or designee shall establish systems and processes to monitor results and to evaluate the County Office progress toward accomplishing the County Office vision and goals.

(cf. 0000 - Vision)

(cf. 0200 - Goals for the School District)

(cf. 0400 - Comprehensive Plans)

(cf. 2140 - Evaluation of the Superintendent)

(cf. 3460 - Financial Accountability and Reports)

(cf. 4115 - Evaluation/Supervision)

(cf. 4215 - Evaluation/Supervision)

(cf. 4315 - Evaluation/Supervision)

(cf. 6011 - Academic Standards)

(cf. 6141 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation)

(cf. 6190 - Evaluation of the Instructional Program)

(cf. 9000 - Role of the Board)

(cf. 9005 - Governance Standards)

(cf. 9400 - Board Self-Evaluation)

The Tuolumne County Board of Education and the County Superintendent shall agree upon appropriate measures of County Office, school/program site, and student performance and shall establish a schedule for providing regular reports to the County Board and the public regarding County Office progress.

(cf. 0510 - School Accountability Report Card)

(cf. 1100 - Communication with the Public)

(cf. 1112 - Media Relations)

Opportunities for feedback from students, parents/guardians, staff, and community members shall be made available as part of the review and evaluation of County Office programs and operations.

(cf. 6020 - Parent Involvement)

Indicators of County Office progress in improving student achievement shall include, but not be limited to, the Academic Performance Index (API) established by the state's accountability system, measures of "adequate yearly progress" (AYP) required under the federal accountability system, and the Alternative School Accountability Model (ASAM) selected indicators for student achievement for alternative schools.

(cf. 0520 - Intervention for Underperforming Schools)

(cf. 0520.1 - High Priority Schools Grant Program)

(cf. 0520.2 - Title I Program Improvement Schools)

(cf. 0520.3 - Title I Program Improvement Districts)

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6162.51 - Standardized Testing and Reporting Program)

(cf. 6162.52 - High School Exit Examination)

Following the annual publication of the API and ASAM rankings by the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the County Board shall, at a regularly scheduled meeting, discuss the results of each school's annual performance. (Education Code 52056)

This discussion shall include an examination of scores from the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program and ASAM by school/program site.

(cf. 3553 - Free and Reduced Price Meals)

Evaluation results may be used as a basis for identifying and developing strategies to address disparities in achievement among student subgroups, implementing programmatic changes, determining the need for additional support or assistance, awarding incentives or rewards, and establishing other performance-based consequences.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

33127-33129 Standards and criteria for fiscal accountability

33400-33407 CDE evaluation of district programs

44660-44665 Evaluation of certificated employees

51041 Evaluation of the educational program

52050-52059 Public Schools Accountability Act

60640-60649 Standardized Testing and Reporting Program

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

15440-15463 Standards and criteria for fiscal accountability

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

6311 Accountability, adequate yearly progress

6312 Local educational agency plan

6316 School and district improvement

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

200.13-200.20 Adequate yearly progress

200.30-200.35 Identification of program improvement schools

200.36-200.38 Notification requirements

200.52-200.53 District improvement

Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Maximizing School Board Governance

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Department of Education, Accountability: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac

U.S. Department of Education, No Child Left Behind: http://www.nclb.gov

Policy TUOLUMNE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

adopted: May 30, 2008 Sonora, California