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LCAP Available for Public Review

The magazine The Week has a column called “Boring but Important.” The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) might fit into this category. But the important really outweighs the boring…and some parts are really interesting.
 
There’s an LCAP for each school because Mare Island Technology Academy Middle School is a separate charter from MIT Academy High School. The LCAPs have similar sections about the strategic planning process, and most of the goals and measures of progress are similar, for example:
  • 100% of teacher teachers will be highly qualified for their assignment.
  • 100% of students will have access to all instructional materials/equipment required for their courses.
  • At least 5% of facilities will be renovated or replaced each year.
  • 100% of grade/subject-appropriate CCSS & NGSS standards will be implemented in the curriculum.
  • 100% of students will have access to courses in the academic core.
  •  All standardized tests results, API, graduation rate, and percentage of English Learners reclassified each year will be >similar scores for Vallejo City USD schools
  • The percentage of English Learners progressing by >1 year in English language skills will be at least 50%
  • Parents/guardians will indicate at least 90% satisfaction on the annual survey
  • Parent/guardians completion of agreed-upon hours will be at least 90%.
  • Student attendance will at least 95%.
  • Chronic absenteeism will decrease by >5% each year
  • The suspension rate will decrease by >5% each year
  • The percentage of students on Honor Roll will increase by >5% each year
In the area of college and career readiness, there are naturally many more indicators for high school than middle school, including the percentages of students completing entry-level college math and English, those completing a technology pathway, and those earning a Seal of Biliteracy. At the middle school, the percentage of students completing one or more technology industry certifications is an indicator.
 
The LCAPs also show how funds are allocated to reach each of these goals.
 
But the most interesting parts of the Plans are probably the “scorecards” used to demonstrate how well MIT is doing compared to the goals over time. Some of the indicators are new, but for many, you can see data on how well the school has done in relation to the goals for the last 3-4 years, what this data means, and what changes the school has made and plans to make in the future, given the outcomes of current efforts.
 
This information can be viewed on the Documents section on our website.
 
Then if you have comments on the Plans, you can submit them in writing to Anne Clark, aclark@mitacademy.org before May 12 or come to the Public Hearing at the Board meeting on May 19, 6:30 p.m. in Room Z.
 
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