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.
The Principal’s Guide, updated for 2016-2017, serves as an overview of the Quality Review process and outlines the five stages of the process in detail: pre-review work, school visit, the Quality Review Report, verification, and the appeal process.
Selection criteria determines which schools receive a Quality Review in the 2016-2017 school year.
This document captures the essential components for each indicator and sub-indicator of the 2016-2017 Quality Review Rubric.
This document outlines a set of expectations for Well Developed practices found within the six focused indicators.
Sample schedules for schools with fewer than 1,500 students and 1,500 students or more are provided. These schedules are suggestions for how the review may be organized, and together, the principal and the reviewer will determine the schedule for the school Visit.
An editable Word version of the 2016-2017 School Self-Evaluation Form.
An editable Word version of the 2016-2017 Quality Review Report Verification Form.
An editable Word version of the revised 2016-2017 Quality Review Appeal Request Form.