The Quality Review (QR) 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 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.
The QR Rubric is used to evaluate how well schools are organized to support student achievement. It drives school improvement by helping school communities create a rubric-based common language to deepen their understanding of schoolwide practices and their impact on teaching and learning. The rubric is comprised of 10 Quality Indicators and 30 sub-indicators. The 10 Quality Indicators fall within three categories: the Instructional Core (1.1 Curriculum, 1.2 Pedagogy, 2.2 Assessment), School Culture (1.4 Positive Learning Environment, 3.4 High Expectations), and Systems for Improvement (1.3 Leveraging Resources, 3.1 Goals and Action Plans, 4.1 Teacher Support and Supervision, 4.2 Teacher Teams and Leadership Development, 5.1 Monitoring and Revising Systems).
Quality Review resources to support school improvement can be found below.
- Quality Review Rubric
The 2020-2021 Quality Review Rubric has 10 indicators within three quality categories: Instructional Core, School Culture, and Systems for Improvement.
- Quality Review Big Ideas
This document captures the essential components for each indicator and sub-indicator of the 2020-2021 Quality Review Rubric.
- School Quality Expectations
This document outlines a set of expectations for Well Developed practices found within the 10 indicators.
- Find a School’s Most Recent Quality Review Report
Use this search tool to find a school's most recent Quality Review Report. Reports are also available on each school's website. Access a school’s website by using the “Find a School” search page.
- All Quality Review Ratings from 2005-2020
This spreadsheet lists Quality Review ratings from 2005 to the most recent completed school year.