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School Quality Rating Policy (SQRP)

The CPS School Quality Rating Policy (SQRP) is the district's policy for measuring annual school performance.

The ratings for the 2018-2019 school year (based on 2017-2018 data) are the fifth set of school ratings determined under SQRP. 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 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 Department of School Quality Measurement at