Bess Maxwell Elementary
"Equipping Students for Success"
School Plan for Student Achievement
The School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) is a plan of action to raise the academic performance of all students. California Education Code sections 41507,41572, and 64001 and the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) require each school to consolidate all school plans for programs funded through the ConApp and ESEA Program Improvement into the SPSA.
The annual process of developing, reviewing, and updating the Plan is conducted by each school’s School Site Council (SSC), a collaborative advisory group made up of school staff, parents, community members, and, at the secondary level, students. Development of the SPSA is the Council’s primary responsibility and offers schools and their respective communities an opportunity to:
- Be part of a collaborative and inclusive school support and growth process
- Review and analyze state and local student achievement, attendance, and climate data
- Engage the community in providing input to identify and develop school improvement priorities
- Build relationships geared toward a mutual goal of supporting the success of all students
- Celebrate and highlight the work of the schools in building performance and growth
Using the California Department of Education's Guide, the SSCs address each of the following, as applicable:
- A description of curricula, instructional strategies and materials responsive to the individual needs and learning styles of each student
- A description of instructional and auxiliary services to meet the needs of English learners, socioeconomically disadvantaged students, students performing below grade level, high-achieving students, and students with exceptional needs
- A description of a staff development program for teachers, classified staff, and other school personnel
- An identification of the school’s means of evaluating progress toward accomplishing its goals (described in the Expected Annual Measurable Outcomes) and an ongoing evaluation of the educational program of the school
- A description of how state and federal categorical funds provided to the school will be used to improve the academic performance of all pupils to the level of state performance goals
The SPSA is approved by the SSC and DNUSD's Board of Education annually. A copy of the SPSA is available at the school. For additional information on the SPSA, school programs, and how you may become involved locally, please contact your school's principal.