Support Personnel Accountability Report Card (SPARC)
SPARC 2015 begins October 1, 2014 and ends 5:00 p.m., March 2, 2015
The SPARC is an annual, voluntary, continuous improvement process for developing a document that identifies key career and college readiness student outcomes achieved through student support team contributions and collaborative work.
New for 2014
- SPARCs will now be created and submitted through this new SPARC Online website—faxed, e-mailed, or hard copies will not be accepted.
- SPARC now has lists of student outcomes which student support teams will choose from for reporting purposes.
- SPARC submissions must follow the instructions and requirements as described on this website. These instructions contain the requirements, operational definitions, student outcome lists, and helpful hints.
- SPARC How-to Video Guides for creating and submitting your school’s SPARC.
Download the SPARC Instructions [PDF] now or create a SPARC account and go through the instructions section by section.
Check out SPARC’s Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about submitting and composing your SPARC. Also review examples of SPARCs submitted in 2013 by selecting the SPARC Schools link above.
The SPARC is useful to all grade levels—elementary, middle, high, and adult—for:
- Demonstrating your commitment to career and college readiness for students
- Presenting a self-evaluation of your student support system
- Aligning your school counseling program to the National Standards and Model
- Preparing reports for school accreditation, grants, or award recognitions
- Promoting your program proactively to your school administration, school board, parents and guardians, community partners, businesses, and legislators
All California K-Adult schools may submit a SPARC to the California Department of Education’s (CDE) California Career Resource Network (CalCRN) for review and certificate recognition.
Select the CREATE A SPARC/LOGIN link above to get started.