The School Performance Framework (SPF) is used to evaluate school performance in terms of student achievement using a variety of measures, both status and growth related. Status performance is defined by a student�s absolute performance on a specific assessment. In summary, a snapshot of performance on one exam: the California Standards Tests (CST). While growth related performance is defined by examining a student�s performance over a defined period of time.
The overall goal of the SPF is to:
Support and improve overall student learning and achievement;
Provide the most complete and comprehensive picture of how schools in LAUSD are performing; and
Assist teachers and school site leaders in setting school goals that are aligned with the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SMART Goals).
The SPF will help the district determine how much students benefit from its school and how schools differ in their ability to educate their students. SPF is also a management tool that will help identify best practices across the district. The SPF is also designed to be a tool for families to effectively understand the quality of the schools in their neighborhood.
Under the SPF, each school receives a final performance classification. The following are the five classifications (also known as tiers). Each school obtains one of the five classifications as a result of their performance:
General Definition of Classification
Schools that fall within this category are generally defined by high status performance and high levels of growth.
Schools that fall within this category are generally defined by both high status performance and low to moderate levels of growth OR moderate status performance and high levels of growth.
Service & Support
Schools that fall within this category are generally defined by both moderate status performance and moderate to high growth levels OR low status performance and high growth levels.
Schools that fall within this category are generally defined by low status performance and low to moderate levels of growth.
Schools that fall within this category are generally defined by low status performance and low levels of growth.
Please visit the Resource links to learn more about how the SPF works and how your school earned its performance classification.