Monitoring Responsibilities

Under the legislation, county superintendents of schools are required to monitor and report on schools in deciles 1, 2, and 3 on the 2012 base Academic Performance Index (API).

County superintendents are responsible for:

  • Conducting annual visits of the county decile 1-3 schools during the first four weeks of the school year to determine whether each pupil, including English Learners, has a standards-aligned textbook or instructional materials, or both, to use in class and to take home. This specifically applies to: reading/language arts, mathematics, science, and history-social science (foreign language and health as applicable)

  • Conducting school facility inspections to determine good repair status

  • Ensuring that teachers have the proper certification or training for their specific teaching assignment, especially those in classrooms with 20% or more English Learners

  • Verifying the accuracy of the School Accountability Report Card (SARC) relevant to instructional materials and facilities maintenance

  • Reporting findings annually to the governing board of each school district, the county board of education, and the county board of supervisors of decile 1-3 schools