Performance & Accountability

View the New School Quality Report Samples

As a part of her vision for New York City’s schools, Chancellor Fariña has announced a set of new accountability tools for New York City public schools: the School Quality Snapshot and School Quality Guide.

A result of months of consultation with school leaders, parents and experts throughout the country, these reports will replace the Progress Report.  They are tailored to specific audiences and are designed to provide a more complete picture of school quality based on multiple measures.  They include information from a formal school visit and evaluation by an experienced educator; feedback from parents, students and teachers from the NYC School Survey; and a variety of achievement and progress measures.

The School Quality Snapshot is a family-facing report that provides a concise picture of the quality of each school in a user-friendly format.  The School Quality Guide provides a more robust set of information about each school, including multiple years of data so that schools’ progress over time can be more easily tracked.

Draft versions of the new school quality reports and accompanying parent guides are available below by school type. Spanish and Chinese language versions of the Middle School Quality Snapshot are available below. Additional translated versions will be available soon. Reports for individual schools will be available later this fall.


Elementary School Reports 
    • Elementary School Quality Snapshot
    • Family Guide to Elementary School Quality Snapshot
    • Elementary School Quality Guide

Middle School Reports
    • Middle School Quality Snapshot ( Chinese | Spanish )
    • Family Guide to Middle School Quality Snapshot
    • Middle School Quality Guide

High School Reports
    • High School Quality Snapshot
    • Family Guide to High School Quality Snapshot
    • High School Quality Guide



Learn more about other DOE tools:

NYC School Survey
Provides feedback from parents, teachers, and students on school environment

Quality Review
Measures how well a school is organized to support student achievement

Progress Report Archive
Grades schools based on student performance, progress, and school environment

State and Federal Evaluation 
Measures student achievement according to the federal No Child Left Behind Act and the New York State Education Department

Learn more about achievement resources:

Achievement Reporting and Innovation System (ARIS)
Provides parents and teachers online access to student information and instructional resources

Yearly Testing
Test students take to measure their progress against NYS performance standards
 
Periodic Assessments 
Provide regular, timely feedback on students’ strengths and weaknesses to help guide instruction and support student progress 
  
Children First Intensive
Supports teams of educators in using inquiry, data, and collaboration to improve instructional and organizational decision making
 
Knowledge Sharing
Supports educators in identifying, capturing, and diffusing expertise and innovation across New York City schools

Educational Technology
Professional Development and resources to assist schools in using technology in the classroom


Publications

What's Next for Accountability in NYC (Executive Summary, Full Report)

This white paper, released in November 2013, discusses the design and evolution of school accountability in New York City and proposes options to further strengthen it.