Why do we need an SPF?

The state accountability system is based primarily on assessment results such as STAAR tests. The SPF is a way to measure aspects of school quality beyond assessment results. It is grounded in a “whole child” philosophy that places importance on measures of campus culture and climate, as well as academics. The SPF will allow the district to measure all the qualities that are important to SAISD schools and families and to provide targeted support and distribute resources equitably based on the results.