Quality Review


What is the Quality Review?

The Quality Review (QR) is a process rooted in the NYC School Quality Rubric to evaluate how well schools are organized to support student learning and teacher practice. The Quality Review process was developed to assist NYC Public 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 2023-2024 QR is modified to focus on the Instructional Core Quality Indicators: Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment. The 2023-24 Quality Review has experienced educators conduct a one-day school visit. They observe classrooms and speak with students, teachers, and school leaders. They use the NYC School Quality Rubric to help them examine the information they gather during the school visit.   

The Quality Review process provides verbal feedback and a report with ratings aligned to the NYC School Quality Rubric based on what was observed and the evidence gathered throughout the review.  

Why is it important?

The Quality Review process provides all members of the school community with information about how well the school supports students and their achievement. It is also a source of feedback for school staff to improve the school's support for students. Quality Review resources are available to school communities to support school improvement. This Quality Review process and NYC School Quality Rubric also support the Chancellor’s pillar to sustain, restore and scale what works, as a vehicle to identify effective practices to enhance the collective capacity of schools across the NYCPS.   

Where can I find my school’s most recent Quality Review Report?

Use the Find a School’s Quality Review Report below to find a school’s published report. These reports are also available on each school’s website. Access a school’s website using the Find a School below:

Where can I find more information about the 2023-2024 Quality Review?

More resources are available on the School Quality Evaluation and Professional Learning InfoHub page.