About the Support Personnel Accountability Report Card (SPARC)
The SPARC is an opportunity to document the impact a school’s Student Support Team is having in supporting the preparation of students for career and college readiness. SPARC is a voluntary, continuous improvement process that gives schools an opportunity to publish a document that identifies key student outcomes achieved through collaborative work and to publicize their plans for continued success.
Modeled after the School Accountability Report Card (SARC), the SPARC was initially developed by an advisory group of Los Angeles County counselors, counselor supervisors, counselor educators, and the California Department of Education staff.
Each submitting school is solely responsible for the accuracy, timeliness, and completeness of the information or 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.
SPARC Online is a resource of the California Department of Education’s California Career Resource Network
program and was developed under a contract between the California Department of Education and the San Joaquin County Office of Education. Thanks to the initial development team that created the site:
- San Joaquin County Office of Education: Johnny Arguelles, Daniel Menchaca, and Mike Thomasson
- Content Consultant Bob Tyra, Tyra Consulting
- California Career Resource Network: John Merris-Coots, Jesse Stevens, and Cheryl Reyes