Assessments

State Standards and multiple sources of data form the basis of Encore’s teachings. Performance assessments are evaluated with the use of in-common benchmarks and rubrics and are analyzed on a regular basis to help drive Encore’s educational program.   The rubrics are used to inform students and parents about the standards for student work. Encore shall meet all statewide standards and conduct the required student assessments pursuant to Education Code Sections 60605 and 60851, and any other statewide standards or assessments authorized in statute.

Encore shall use the following assessment and reporting tools or the equivalent replacement:

  • The CAASPP testing program;
  • The California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).
  • Benchmark Testing
  • Student transcripts demonstrating successful completion of required academic courses.
  • An annual School-wide writing assessment.
  • School maintained records of graduates for the first five years after graduation.
  • NWEA’s Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) to be used to show needs and progress in reading and math foundation skills.
  • CELDT to show progress for ELL students.
  • PSAT and SAT results for college bound students.
  • Completion of all transferable requirements for college-bound students.
  • Annual portfolios of student-selected work, reflections, resumes, and goals.
  • School-created student questionnaires regarding attitudes, goals, and interests.
  • Presentation and project rubrics created by teachers to measure success on student presentations and group and individual projects.
  • School-maintained records of attendance, suspension, and dropout rates.
  • API and AYP reports
  • Physical Fitness Test (PFT)
Students will be assessed academically by using the annual results of benchmark testing, the CAASPP assessment program, the California High School Exit Examination, and the California English Language Development (or equivalent replacement). They will also be given semester finals to monitor Academic progress.

Encore affirms  that its methods for measuring pupil outcomes for the Eight State Priorities shall be consistent with the way information is reported on a School Accountability Report Card as required by Education Code Section 47605(b)(5)(C).

 USE AND REPORTING OF DATA

Encore High School will collect and analyze data on student achievement on a regular basis and provide student achievement data to staff, parents and guardians, and the District in the following manner:

  • School leadership, in collaboration with the teaching staff, will annually review the primary measures of School performance—the CAASPP and CAHSEE results—in order to identify strengths and weaknesses at the school and departmental levels and set new performance targets at both the school and departmental levels.
  • Staff receive data on student achievement during staff meetings and use this data to help monitor and improve Encore’s education program. A data plan will be developed with an annual timeline for gathering and analyzing various student achievement data including CAASPP and CAHSEE results, classroom grades, quarterly School-wide benchmark testing, the annual writing assessment, and student questionnaires. The timeline will identify staff meetings in which teachers reflect on and discuss student achievement data, determine what modifications to instruction are necessary, and what new goals to set for student achievement. Additionally, the review of the performance of at-risk and low achieving students will be ongoing throughout the year. Using this data, a Student Success Team (SST) may be convened to provide support to these students by creating an assistance plan.
    • Parents and guardians receive data on student achievement by mail annually and in person once per year with either an advisory or mentor teacher. Parents will receive reports on CAASPP assessments and CAHSEE by mail. They will also receive six week progress reports on classroom grades and the results of quarterly benchmark testing by mail. Current classroom grades including results for all assignments will be available to parents and students on Encore’s website by January of the first year. The School Accountability Report Card (SARC) will be published annually prior to the published deadline.
    • The District receives data on student achievement through School reports and/or presentations to the District’s Board of Education. These reports and/or presentations occur annually during Encore’s charter period and include formative and summative data to demonstrate that Encore is meeting state performance standards.

Encore will use the CAASPP assessment program to assist in identifying strengths and weaknesses at a student, classroom, grade level, school and organization.

If any student is not making sufficient progress to meet the benchmarks, teachers, parents or administrators begin a Student Success Team. From this meeting an action plan is created to support the student.

SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT CARD (SARC)
Encore High School for the Arts will also submit an Annual School Accountability Report Card (SARC).   The SARC will be created using the models supplied by the California Department of Education as the state standards for reporting.

Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)

Pursuant to Education Code Section 47606.5, Encore will produce a Local Control Accountability Plan (“LCAP”), which shall update the goals and annual actions to achieve the goals identified in Section3 of this charter regarding the State Priorities, using the LCAP template adopted by the State Board of Education. Encore shall submit the LCAP to the District and the County Superintendent of Schools annually on or before July 1, as required by Education Code Section 47604.33.