New School Quality Review

Alternative Quality Reviews refer to formative reviews that are conducted by the school’s network. These reviews do not yield a published report although reports for all schools identified as Priority or Focus by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) will be submitted to NYSED.

Schools in their first year of operation experience a New School Quality Review (NSQR), a one-day review conducted by the school’s network team. During this review the school leadership and network team reviewer address the five weighted Quality Review indicators as well as one additional selected indicator from the Quality Review rubric. The results of this review are shared with the school and the Office of New Schools. Documents related to the NSQR are posted below.

Documents for the 2013-14 NSQR

2013-14 New School Quality Review List

The list of schools slated to receive New School Quality Reviews this year. 

New School Quality Review Guidance Document

This document describes the policy for New School Quality Reviews.

New School Quality Report Template

This template is to be used for preparing the NSQR report.

New School Quality Review Record Book

This is the document that network team reviewers use to record their notes during the site visit to a new school.

New School Self-Evaluation Form (NSQRSEF)

This document is to be used by principals in preparation for the NSQR visit. It must be completed and sent to the network reviewer and associate reviewers two weeks prior to the school visit.