2013-14 Spring Quality Review ScheduleThe schedule for all Quality Reviews taking place between January and May 2014.2013-14 Quality Review Rubric2013-14 Selection Criteria Updated selection criteria that determines schools that receive a formal Quality Review in 2013-14.2013-14 Quality Review Scoring and Report Structure Guidelines Guidelines for scoring and report structure that align to the Quality Review rubric.
The Quality Review is a two- or three-day school visit by experienced educators to each New York City school. During the review, the external evaluator visits classrooms, talks with school leaders, and uses a rubric to evaluate how well the school is organized to support student achievement.
Before a reviewer visits a school, the school leadership creates a self-evaluation based on the Quality Review rubric. Reviewers draw upon this document and other school data during conversations they have with principals, teachers, students, and parents during the school visit. Reviewers have these conversations to develop a well-rounded perspective of the way in which schools use information about outcomes to guide teaching, set goals for improvement, and make adjustments (e.g. to the curriculum or via the use of resources). After the site visit, the school receives a Quality Review rating and report that is published on its DOE website. This document provides the school community with evidence-based information about the school's development and serves as a source of feedback for the school leadership to improve the school's support for students.
Principal's Guide to the Quality ReviewThe Principal’s Guide, updated for 2013-14, serves as an overview of the Quality Review process and outlines the four stages of the process in detail: pre-review work, school site visit, the Quality Review report, and the verification and appeals process.Quality Review Big IdeasThis document captures the essential components for each indicator and sub-indicator of the 2013-14 Quality Review rubricSchool Quality ExpectationsThis document outlines a set of expectations for a Well Developed school around weighted indicators of the 2013-14 Quality Review rubric.Quality Review Sample SchedulesSample schedules for schools with fewer than 1500 students, 1500 students or more, and District 75 schools. These schedules are suggestions for how the review may be organized, and together, the principal and the reviewer will determine the schedule for the site visit. School Self Evaluation FormAn editable Word version of the revised 2013-14 School Self Evaluation Form. The document is also found in the Principal's Guide to the Quality Review. Appeal Request FormAn editable Word version of the revised 2013-14 Appeal Request Form. The document is also found in the Principal's Guide to the Quality Review.
Reviewer HandbookThis document, updated for 2013-14, explains Quality Review policies and procedures for reviewers.Record Book with Guiding QuestionsThe 2013-14 Record Book for reviewers that includes updated guiding questions for each sub-indicator of the Quality Review rubric.Record BookThe 2013-14 Record Book for reviewers.Classroom Visitation ToolThis document, updated for the 2013-14 school year, provides the reviewer with a tool to record his or her low-inference observations during classroom visits.Summary Feedback TemplateThis template helps frame provisional feedback for the principal at the end of the last day of the review.Report Template Quality Review report template.Reader Feedback Form2012-13 version of the feedback form for report drafts; this form will be updated shortly.
Find a school’s Quality Review Find all Quality Review scores from 2005-2013
Alternative Quality Reviews refer to formative reviews that do not yield a published report; they include Peer Quality Reviews, Developing Quality Reviews, and New School Quality Reviews. The information below will be updated for 2013-14 later this fall.Educators can find more information about the Alternative Quality Review in ARIS Connect or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Developing Quality Review Report Template This document is required to be used when writing up the report after completing the DQR. Developing Quality Review Record Book This document offers guidance, prompts, and note-taking space for use during the DQR.
The PQR Memo, Report Template and Record Book have been updated for the 2012-2013 school year.2012-2013 Peer Quality Review List The list of schools slated to receive Peer Quality Reviews this year. Peer Quality Review Guidance Document This document describes the process and expectations for the PQR. Peer Review Self Evaluation Form (PRSEF) This document is required to be used by host principals in preparation for the Peer Quality Review visit. It must be completed and sent to Network and Peer Quality Reviewers at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled visit.
Peer Quality Review Report Template This document is required to be used by Peer Quality Reviewers when writing up the report after completing both Peer Quality Review visits. Peer Quality Review Record Book This document offers guidance, prompts, and note-taking space for Network and Peer Quality Reviewers during the site visit to the peer school.
Schools in their first year of operation experience a “New School Quality Review” (NSQR), a 1-day review conducted by the school’s network team. During this review the school leadership and network team reviewer choose a minimum of five indicators on the Quality Review rubric on which to focus. The results of this review are shared with the school and the Division of Accountability and Achievement Resources only. Documents related to the NSQR are posted below.The NSQR Memo, Report Template and Record Book have been updated for the 2012-2013 school year.New School Quality Review Guidance DocumentThis document describes the policy on New School Quality Reviews.New School Quality Report TemplateThis template outlines the expectations for reporting after the NSQR.Record Book New SchoolsThis is the document that network team reviewers use to record their notes during the site visit to a new school.New School Self-Evaluation FormThis document is required to be used by principals in preparation for the NSQR.