The Quality Review is a process that evaluates how well schools are organized to support student learning and teacher practice. It was developed to assist New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) schools in raising student achievement by looking behind a school’s performance statistics to ensure that the school is engaged in effective methods of accelerating student learning.
Experienced educators conduct a two-day school visit; they talk with parents, students, teachers, and school leaders, visit classrooms, and use the Quality Review Rubric to evaluate how well the school is organized to support student achievement. Before reviewers visit schools, school leaders complete a self-evaluation based on the rubric. Reviewers draw upon this document and other school data during conversations they have with principals, teachers, students, and parents during the school visit.
After the school visit, the school receives a Quality Review Report that is published on its NYCDOE webpage. The Quality Review Report rates 10 indicators of the Quality Review Rubric and includes narrative information on six indicators. The report provides the school community with evidence-based information about the school's development and serves as a source of feedback for school leaders to improve the school's support for students.
This document captures the essential components for each indicator and sub-indicator of the 2016-2017 Quality Review Rubric.
The 2016-2017 Record Book is an evidence-gathering tool for reviewers that includes guiding questions for each sub-indicator of the Quality Review Rubric.
This tool is used by reviewers to document findings and evidence during classroom visits.
This form is used during the final feedback conference.
This template is used for the Quality Review Report.