SPARC 2016–17 process begins October 3, 2016
SPARCs are due by 5:00 p.m., March 3, 2017
SPARCs are an opportunity for schools’ Student Support Teams to focus attention on the impact the Student Support Team is having on students’ career and college readiness. With SPARC Online, schools can quickly and easily complete and submit a SPARC and receive recognition for their efforts. Use your SPARC to:
SPARC Instructions explain the requirements and include standards alignment information and operational definitions. Select the Instructions button above and carefully read through the instructions. These same instructions are visible inside the online application so you can easily refer to them while working on your SPARC.
The Instructions page also has examples of SPARCs so you can see the kind of content and format required for a completed SPARC. Examples of other schools’ SPARCs are posted on the Support Personnel Accountability Report Card 2015-16 Web page on the California Career Resource Network Website.
Successful SPARCs will be recognized by receiving the SPARC Seal and a Certificate of Participation to all schools meeting the submission requirements.
All California K–Adult schools may submit a SPARC to the California Department of Education’s California Career Resource Network for review and recognition. If your school does not already have a SPARC account, you can create a new account using the Sign Up form.
Schools are solely responsible for the accuracy, timeliness, and completeness of the information and data contained in their SPARC. The California Department of Education will review SPARCs for adherence to the content and formatting requirements as described on this Website. Approval of participation is contingent on addressing all content and format requirements.
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