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Ready Schools

Ready Schools

As part of the Santa Clara County Early Learning Master Plan, the Articulation and Alignment Working Committee developed indicators that schools in Santa Clara County are “Ready Schools”. 
• All schools have explicit early learning goals documented in the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). These goals are based on a strong understanding of both community and school data trends.
• All (>90%) of the children are at grade level; children who are behind receive timely and targeted interventions.
• All (>90%) of parents understand school standards and developmental milestones and know how to support their children.
• All schools can demonstrate that assessment practices consider each child’s growth along the developmental continuum and relative to standards.
• All schools can demonstrate that they provide targeted professional development, coaching and monitoring of teachers, based on direct observation of teacher practice.
• All teachers of young children understand the expectations of children from birth – grade 3 and can apply cycles of inquiry to improve instruction.