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  1. An SPF is a way to measure school quality and help the district make decisions related to school support and improvement. It is a tool that measures school culture as well as academics.

    It answers important questions such as:

    • Are students progressing academically?
    • Are parents satisfied?
    • What is the school’s culture?

    Schools will receive a School Performance Report (SPR) annually that shows how they performed on defined metrics.

     

  2. The SPF is grounded in a whole child philosophy. It includes measures of student achievement & progress, college & career readiness, school environment, and social emotional learning. These elements are measured using proficiency and growth on assessments like STAAR, MAP, TELPAS, and AP/IB exams, as well as parent, student, and teacher surveys. 

  3. District stakeholders, including executive leadership, district and campus leadership, teachers, parents, and students were involved in the development of the SPF. The district has engaged stakeholders to make sure the SPF measures the qualities that are important to all stakeholder groups.

  4. 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 San Antonio ISD schools and families and to provide targeted support and distribute resources equitably based on the results.

  5. The SPF is one of the Board’s and the Superintendent’s key strategies for improving our system and schools. Results will be used to help the district more strategically and equitably support schools and distribute resources. It will also provide families with important information about school quality so they can become more involved in school improvement efforts.

  6. Schools benefit from the SPF in several ways. They can use the SPR to identify and build upon strengths and improve weaknesses. Additionally, it will help the district distribute resources more equitably and based on a school’s individual needs. It will also be used to empower educators and give them more autonomy over their day-to-day operations. For example, higher performing schools will receive increased autonomy over the use of talent, time, and resources, while lower performing schools will receive additional resources and targeted supports.

  7. The results of the SPF will be available online and in the district’s Enrollment Guide so that parents can see how schools performed on the metrics that matter to them. They can learn more about the metrics that impact school quality and the targeted supports schools need to be successful.

  8. San Antonio ISD is currently in the process of developing the SPF. Beginning in the 2021-22 school year, we will begin engaging the community in SPF 1.0 Pilot Results. In the 2022-23 school year, School Performance Reports will be published online for anyone who wants to see how San Antonio ISD schools are performing.

  9. A School Performance Report shows how schools performed on the metrics defined by the SPF. It is a user-friendly report developed in collaboration with parents. It will be published annually and made available online to anyone who wants to see how San Antonio ISD schools are performing.