School Accountability Report Cards (SARC)
Since November 1988, state law has required all public schools receiving state funding to prepare and distribute a SARC. A similar requirement is also contained in the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about each public school. A SARC can be an effective way for a school to report on its progress in achieving goals. The public may also use a SARC to evaluate and compare schools on a variety of indicators.
California public schools annually provide information about themselves to the community allowing the public to evaluate and compare schools for student achievement, environment, resources and demographics.
Frequently Asked Questions about SARCs: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/questions.asp
How To Locate A School's SARC:
Beginning in the 2012-13 school year, the California Department of Education (CDE) has implemented an online web application. This web application provides an electronic, real-time translation of the information provided on the SARC in over 70 languages. Visit the SARC Web Application External link http://www.sarconline.
org/Home/Search. When this link opens in a new window or tab, type in the name of the school of interest. If needed, parents can receive a hard copy of a SARC upon request.