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CPA Recognition and Assessment Tool

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The California Partnership Academy Recognition and Assessment Tool is based on the National Standards of Practice for Career Academies and Education Code for California Partnership Academies (CPA). Its purpose is to provide California Partnership Academies with an accurate and consistent assessment tool to determine level of implementation of the required CPA elements and to nationally-recognized best practices in career academies; it provides an opportunity for Academies to self-determine the areas in which they are effective and the areas of needed continuing growth; and finally it provides a basis for distinguishing excellence and for recognition of Academies practicing at the highest levels.

An Academy Assessment using this tool can be a self-assessment, or a more formal assessment can be requested through Jerry Winthrop at the California Department of Education at (916) 319-0457, jwinthrop@cde.ca.gov .

This is not a required CPA assessment.