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Consistent School Performance

Understanding Consistent School Performance

While the School Quality Rating Policy (SQRP) was suspended for school year 2020-21, we can use the previous 6 years of SQRP data to understand if schools have been consistent in their school quality.

The following section presents a new view of school quality over time and helps us understand how consistent or variable schools have been in their performance. Consistent school quality, especially schools that consistently meet or exceed expectations, can be relied on by families and students to provide an enduring quality experience that is less likely to fluctuate significantly from year to year.

Schools that are consistently Level 1+ or 1 can be thought of as consistently exceeding expectations. Schools that are consistently Level 1 or 2+ are consistently exceeding or meeting expectations. Schools that are consistently Level 2+ or 2 are sometimes meeting expectations. And schools that are consistently Level 2 or 3 are consistently not meeting expectations.

Exploring Examples

Consistent School Performance

graph school’s performance varying one SQRP level from year to year

In this example, you can see that this school’s performance varies only one SQRP level from year to year.

While it may go up or down a level, the variation from year to year is not much and stays relatively consistent.

Variable School Performance

graph school’s performance varying two SQRP levels from year to year

In contrast, you can see that this school’s performance changes more form year to year.

This school’s performance would be considered variable as it changes more than one SQRP level.