School Quality Rating Policy 

The CPS School Quality Rating Policy (SQRP) is the District's policy for measuring annual school performance. This policy is new for the 2013-2014 school year. At the end of the school year, each school will receive a School Quality Rating and a 2014-2015 Accountability Status. The purpose of the SQRP is to:

  1. Communicate to parents and community members about the academic success of individual schools and the district as a whole;
  2. Recognize high achieving and high growth schools and identifying best practices;
  3. Provide a framework for goal-setting for schools;
  4. Identify schools in need of targeted or intensive support; and
  5. Guide the Board's decision-making processes around school actions and turnarounds.

The SQRP is a five-tiered performance system based on a broad range of indicators of success, including, but not limited to, student test score performance, student academic growth, closing of achievement gaps, school culture and climate, attendance, graduation, and preparation for post-graduation success. More information is available in the documents below.

School Quality Rating Policy Information

School Quality Rating Policy Calculator

The calculator is a tool to help schools identify the targets needed to achieve a given level. Users can enter a school's goals to see what the school's rating would be. The simulated results of this calculator are for planning purposes only.

For other SQRP-related questions not covered by the materials posted above, please contact the Office of Accountability at

Page Last Modified on Thursday, October 29, 2015