Measurable Outcome #1

Measurable Outcome #1: The number of students completing A- G requirements will increase by 3%

A-G completion rate:

2012-13: 53.1%

Goal  for 2013-14 = 53.1% + 3% = 56.1%

2013-14: 52.5%

Goal Not Met, A-G completion rates actually declined.

* The LCAP states that data for 2014-15 will be available in July 2015 (as of January 9, 2016- data is not available on Data Quest)

Source:

Data Quest: 2012-13  12th Grade Graduates Completing all Courses Required for US and/or CSU Entrance (All Students)

Data Quest: 2013- 14 12th Grade Graduates Completing all Courses Required for UC and/or CSU Entrance (All Students)

Historical Data A-G Completion Rates CUSD:

1993-94: 41.5%

1994-95: 43.0%

1995-96: 44.9%

1996-97: 47.7%

1997-98: 46.6%

1998-99: 43.1%

1999-01: 37.8%

2001-02: 36.3%

2002-03: 37.7%

2003-04: 32.9%

2004-05: 37.2%

2005-06: 36.3%

2006-07: 40.2%

2007-08: 42.8%

2008-09: 46.9%

2009-10: 44.9%

2010-11: 48.0%

2011-12: 50.7%

2012-13: 53.1%

2013-14: 52.5%

The Math Component of A- G

Historical data shows that the Capistrano Unified School District prepares 1/2 of its students for a 4-year selective college. 1/2 of it's students have no choice but to attend Community College, enter the military, or start a career. To prepare students for meaningful employment in the future California public schools need to ensure that students improve academic performance in math. A- G requires students to complete Algebra II by the end of 11th grade. 

Source: March 18, 2015 Board/Superintendent Workshop - slide #6

CUSD's high school math requirements are the lowest in Orange County at 2 years of math - completion of Algebra I. The State of California has lowered it's high school graduation requirements in math from the Common Core requirements of 3 years of math (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II) passage with a "C" back to California's old standard of 2 years of math, completion of Algebra I - passage with a "D". California is failing to prepare students for college or career when jobs of the future require a minimum level of math.

CCP/Health Requirement Puts Students Behind on A-  G Requirements Beginning in 9th Grade

CCP/Health as graduation requirements are unique to CUSD. Together these classes use an entire academic block freshman year. A block that could be used by students to complete an A-G course. Parents who understand this make their children take CCP and/or Health over the summer before 9th grade. This explains why the previously reported data shows that an overwhelming percentage of students took CCP and or Health over the sumer; not for "credit recovery", but to get the class out of the way as the corrected trends show.

During the great recession CUSD laid off academic counselors in an effort to balance it's budget. In 2011, the number of academic counselors had decreased to 16 for the entire District. Total High School enrollment in 2011-12 was 16,899 (1,056 students per academic counselor) It was at that same time, that CUSD implemented and required CCP as a graduation requirement. CCP became a means for providing students with College Counseling without needing a live Counselor, and CUSD also claimed that CCP was a CTE class (Career Technical Education Class) which requires a special Teaching Credential; "challenge to staff" (see the above slide) is that many teachers are not credentialed to teach a CTE class and are doing it anyway.

Source: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ct/

The Number of Counselors in CUSD Since 2010-11 (There is no data available before 2010-11).

2014-15  27

2013-14  24

2012-13  16

2011-12  16

2010-11  17 

Data shows that every CUSD High School went into Program Improvement in 2010. All Capistrano Unified School District High Schools were in Year 3 of Program Improvement in 2013-14 per SARC Reports.

PI is the formal designation for Title I-funded schools and LEAs that fail to make AYP for two consecutive years as measured by Participation rate, Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) and Graduation rate. CUSD met the graduation rate, but did not meat AMO's for Math or English Language Arts. 

Data also shows that the number of academic counselors shown on the Department of Education Web Site in 2012-13 does not match what is reported in each schools SARC Report. 

An Academic "Counselor" is required to have equivalent to the completion of an earned Master of Arts or higher degree in psychology, counseling, or guidance and hold a valid California Pupil Personnel Services Credential authorizing service as a school counselor. 

Academic "Advisors" are required to have 2 years of college level course work in education and a valid Driver License.

The District is representing to the public that it has 5 Academic "Counselors" on its SARC report when it does not- it has academic advisors.

The average compensation for a Certificated teacher is $108,392. The average compensation for a classified employee is $53,567. The District is saving $54,825 per advisor by hiring less qualified staff. 

Source: CUEA: April 22, 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Item #4 Exhibit 4 page 24k

Source CSEA: June 10, 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda Item # Addendum to June 10, 2015 page 88f

Aliso Niguel High School -  Program Improvement - Year 3

Total Enrollment 3,029

Other Support Staff

Academic Counselor

SARC Report: 5 (600 students per Counselor)

CDE 1 (3,029 students per counselor)

Councilor (Social/Behavioral or Career Development)  

SARC Report: 1.5

CDE: None

Library Media Services (Paraprofessional)

SARC Report: 2

CDE: None

Psychologist 

SARC Report: 1

CDE: None

Nurse

SARC Report: .5

CDE: 0

Speech/Language/Hearing Specialist

SARC Report: .5

CDE: None

Resource Specialist: None

The SARC Report Data does not match State Department of Education Data. 

Current web site 2015-16 shows: 

Head Academic Advisor - Vicki Hecht 

*Academic Advisors - Karen Everett, Marcia Stewart, Logan Cheshire, Tonya Whiteside, Cheryl Wood,

Counselors - Rachael Chan, Katie Ramirez

Psychologist - Nathan O'Leary

Hearing/Speech Therapist - Susan Toma

Source SARC: http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/sarcs2013-14/high/2014_School_Accountability_Report_Card_9-12_Aliso_Niguel_High_School_20150225.pdf page 14

Source CDE Data Reporting Office: http://data1.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/PuplSvs4.asp?cYear=2013-14&cChoice=SchPSvcs&cSelect=Aliso^Niguel^High--capistrano^unified--3066464-3030574

Source: Aliso Niguel High School 2015-16 Web Site - Guidance Staff Contact Information: https://anhs-capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/GuidanceContactInformation 

Capistrano Valley High School -  Program Improvement - Year 3

Total Enrollment 2,441

Other Support Staff

Academic Counselor

SARC Report: 5 (488 students per Counselor)

CDE 1 (2,441 students per counselor)

Councilor (Social/Behavioral or Career Development)  

SARC Report: 1

CDE: None

Library Media Services (Paraprofessional)

SARC Report: 2

CDE: None

Psychologist 

SARC Report: 0

CDE: None

Nurse

SARC Report: 0

CDE: 0

Speech/Language/Hearing Specialist

SARC Report: 0

CDE: None

Resource Specialist: None

The SARC Report Data does not match State Department of Education Data. 

A Counselor is required to have equivalent to the completion of an earned Master of Arts or higher degree in psychology, counseling, or guidance and hold a valid California Pupil Personnel Services Credential authorizing service as a school counselor. 

Academic Advisors are required to have 2 years of college level course work in education and a valid Driver License.

The District is representing to the public that it has 5 academic "counselors" on its SARC report when it does not.

Current web site 2015-16 shows: 

Head Academic Advisor - none

*Academic Advisors - Lynne Churchfield, Mary Lohrman, Kristin Jones, Carmen Berry, Erica Crowell

Counselors - Kathy Pelzer, Dawn Vega

Psychologist - none

Hearing/Speech Therapist - none

Source SARC: http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/sarcs2013-14/high/2014_School_Accountability_Report_Card_9-12_Capistrano_Valley_High_School_20150225.pdf page 14

Source CDE Data Reporting Office: http://data1.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/PuplSvs4.asp?cYear=2013-14&cChoice=SchPSvcs&cSelect=Aliso^Niguel^High--capistrano^unified--3066464-3030574

Source: Capistrano Valley High School 2015-16 Web Site - Guidance Staff Contact Information: http://www.cvhs.com/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1274165001833 

Dana Hills High School -  Program Improvement - Year 3

Total Enrollment 2,734

Other Support Staff

Academic Counselor

SARC Report: 5 (550 students per Counselor)

CDE 1 (2,441 students per counselor)

Councilor (Social/Behavioral or Career Development)  

SARC Report: 1

CDE: None

Library Media Services (Paraprofessional)

SARC Report: 2

CDE: None

Psychologist 

SARC Report: 1.5

CDE: None

Nurse

SARC Report: 0

CDE: None

Speech/Language/Hearing Specialist

SARC Report: .5

CDE: None

Resource Specialist: None

The SARC Report Data does not match State Department of Education Data. 

A Counselor is required to have equivalent to the completion of an earned Master of Arts or higher degree in psychology, counseling, or guidance and hold a valid California Pupil Personnel Services Credential authorizing service as a school counselor. 

Academic Advisors are required to have 2 years of college level course work in education and a valid Driver License.

The District is representing to the public that it has 5 academic "counselors" on its SARC report when it does not.

Current web site 2015-16 shows: 

Head Academic Advisor - none

*Academic Advisors - Kathy Kam, Ann Marie Casazza, Bonnie Borden, Janis Lynch, Wanda Lewis, Audra Lee

Counselors - None

Psychologist - none

Hearing/Speech Therapist - none

Source SARC: http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/sarcs2013-14/high/2014_School_Accountability_Report_Card_9-12_Dana_Hills_High_School_20150225.pdf page 15

Source CDE Data Reporting Office: http://data1.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/PuplSvs4.asp?cYear=2013-14&cChoice=SchPSvcs&cSelect=Aliso^Niguel^High--capistrano^unified--3066464-3030574

Source: Dana Hills High School 2015-16 Web Site - Guidance Staff Contact Information: http://www.dhhs.net/guidance

San Clemente High School -  Program Improvement - Year 3

Total Enrollment 3,067

Other Support Staff

Academic Counselor

SARC Report: 5 (613 students per Counselor)

CDE 1 (3,067 students per counselor)

Councilor (Social/Behavioral or Career Development)  

SARC Report: 1

CDE: None

Library Media Services (Paraprofessional)

SARC Report: 0

CDE: None

Psychologist 

SARC Report: 0

CDE: None

Nurse

SARC Report: 0

CDE: None

Speech/Language/Hearing Specialist

SARC Report: 0

CDE: None

Resource Specialist: None

The SARC Report Data does not match State Department of Education Data. 

A Counselor is required to have equivalent to the completion of an earned Master of Arts or higher degree in psychology, counseling, or guidance and hold a valid California Pupil Personnel Services Credential authorizing service as a school counselor. 

Academic Advisors are required to have 2 years of college level course work in education and a valid Driver License.

The District is representing to the public that it has 5 academic "counselors" on its SARC report when it does not.

Current web site 2015-16 shows: 

Head Academic Advisor - Judy Rasmussen

*Academic Advisors - Staci Stangarone, Sheray McKeown, Stephanie Brizeno, Naomi Tran, Sandra Spencer

Counselors - Patrick Harris, Sally Clanin

Psychologist - none

Hearing/Speech Therapist - none

Source SARC: 

http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/sarcs2013-14/high/2014_School_Accountability_Report_Card_9-12_San_Clemente_High_School_20150225.pdf page 16

Source CDE Data Reporting Office:http://data1.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/PuplSvs4.asp?cYear=2013-14&cChoice=SchPSvcs&cSelect=San^Clemente^High^^^--Capistrano^Unif--3066464-3036001

Source: San Clemente High School 2015-16 Web Site - Guidance Staff Contact Information: http://www.sctritons.com/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1384340613149 

San Juan High School -  Program Improvement - Year 3

Total Enrollment 2,236

Other Support Staff

Academic Counselor

SARC Report: 4 (559 students per Counselor)

CDE: None

Counselor (Social/Behavioral or Career Development)  

SARC Report: 1

CDE: None

Library Media Services (Paraprofessional)

SARC Report: 2

CDE: None

Psychologist 

SARC Report: 1

CDE: None

Nurse

SARC Report: 1

CDE: None

Speech/Language/Hearing Specialist

SARC Report: 1

CDE: None

Resource Specialist: None

The SARC Report Data does not match State Department of Education Data. 

The District is representing to the public that it has 4 academic "counselors" on its SARC report when it has no pupil services at this school?

Current web site 2015-16 shows: 

Head Academic Advisor - Mrs. Scherf

*Academic Advisors - Mrs. Bergen, Mr. Elenes, Mr. Sotelo, Mrs. Cassarino,

Counselors - Jenna Jordheim, Kasey Kesler

Psychologist -Dr. Loren Thursten

Hearing/Speech Therapist - None

Source SARC: http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/sarcs201314/high/2014_School_Accountability_Report_Card_9-12_San_Juan_Hills_High_School_20150225.pdf page 16

Source CDE Data Reporting Office: http://data1.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/PuplSvs4.asp?cYear=2013-14&cChoice=SchPSvcs&cSelect=San^Juan^Hills^High^--Capistrano^Unif--3066464-0113381

Source: San Clemente High School 2015-16 Web Site - Guidance Staff Contact Information: http://www.sjhhs.org/gotguidance 

Tessoro High School -  Program Improvement - Year 3

Total Enrollment 2,345

Other Support Staff

Academic Counselor

SARC Report: 6 (391 students per Counselor)

CDE: None

Counselor (Social/Behavioral or Career Development)  

SARC Report: 1.6

CDE: 1

Library Media Services (Paraprofessional)

SARC Report: 2

CDE: None

Psychologist 

SARC Report: 1.6

CDE: None

Nurse

SARC Report: 1

CDE: None

Speech/Language/Hearing Specialist

SARC Report: 1

CDE: None

Resource Specialist: .6

The SARC Report Data does not match State Department of Education Data. 

The District is representing to the public that it has 4 academic "counselors" on its SARC report when it has no pupil services at this school?

Current web site 2015-16 shows: 

Head Academic Advisor - Chantelle Jackson

*Academic Advisors - Pam Skiles, Martha Acosta-Hargraves, Lisa Wada, Linda O'Donovan

Counselors - Erin McMichael, Jaime Runyan

Psychologist - None

Hearing/Speech Therapist - None

Source SARC: http://cusd.capousd.org/cusdweb/sarcs201314/high/2014_School_Accountability_Report_Card_9-12_Tesoro_High_School_20150225.pdf page 16

Source CDE Data Reporting Office: http://data1.cde.ca.gov/dataquest/PuplSvs4.asp?cYear=2013-14&cChoice=SchPSvcs&cSelect=Tesoro^High^^^^^^^^^--Capistrano^Unif--3066464-3030756

Source: Tesoro High School 2015-16 Web Site - Guidance Staff Contact Information: http://www.tesorohighschool.com/GuidStaff  

 

The Problem with the LCAP acting as a transparency tool:

The LCAP annual review was approved by the Board June 24, 2015. However most of the data needed to prove whether annual measurable outcomes were met was not available at the time the LCAP Annual Review was approved by the Board and sent to OCDE. That makes the data totally meaningless. Unless the LCAP is amended, and a new "approved" LCAP is sent to OCDE after the 2013-14 data was made available, there is incorrect numbers on the LCAP from one year to the next. That places an onerous burden on taxpayers to read long LCAPs , check data, attend a Board meeting to ask for a correction, then check and make sure the correction was made. In the mean time, the next years LCAP has been generated with incorrect data so the process is a never ending burden on the public.