SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT CARD (SARC)
In November 1988, California voters passed Proposition 98, also known as The Classroom Instructional Improvement and Accountability Act. This ballot initiative provides California’s public schools with a stable source of funding. In return, all public schools in California are required annually to prepare School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) and disseminate them to the public. SARCs are intended to provide the public with important information about each public school and to communicate a school’s progress in achieving its goals.
SARCs have reporting requirements that fall into the following categories: demographic information, school safety and climate for learning, academic data, school completion, class size, teacher and staff information, curriculum and instruction, postsecondary preparation, and fiscal and expenditure data.