Update (June 21, 2016):
The new School Performance Dashboard
combines multiple years of data from School Quality Reports and displays schools’ results and key comparisons in visual form to facilitate analysis. The dashboard can be used to identify trends, patterns, strengths, areas for improvement, and areas for further investigation.You can customize the reports by selecting different metrics and comparisons, and also print them out. Update (May 16, 2016):
Read the New York City Department of Education's Proposed Changes for the 2015-16 School Quality Reports.
Overview of School Quality Reports
In November 2014, the New York City Department of Education released two new school quality reports, which present information about the school’s practices, learning environment, and performance results.
- The School Quality Snapshot is designed specifically for families, and provides a concise summary of each school’s practices, environment, and performance.
- The School Quality Guide is a more detailed report with additional information, including multiple years of data to show the school’s progress over time
This school year, we made several important improvements to the School Quality Reports to incorporate school community feedback and build off of last year’s changes to move beyond test scores and focus on multiple measures of school improvement. Most significantly, the reports are now aligned to the six essential elements of the Framework for Great Schools: Rigorous Instruction, Collaborative Teachers, Supportive Environment, Effective School Leadership, Strong Family-Community Ties, and Trust. The reports provide schools with a clear picture of their strengths and areas of growth across these elements, which research shows drive student achievement.