Qualitative Site Reviews
The QSR is intended to provide a snapshot of overall quality, not to evaluate individual teachers. DC PCSB conducts unannounced school visits and selects a random sample of classrooms. DC PCSB does not typically observe electives but will observe an elective class if it is critical to the school's mission. While DC PCSB may note general trends across grade levels or subject areas, the QSR team will not give recommendations or share individual observation results. The QSR team produces a final report containing a qualitative assessment for each campus within the charter Local Education Agency (LEA).
QSRs are comprised of the following components:
A sector-wide training with school leaders to gather information about the school's mission, vision, academic program, and charter goals;
A review of student English language arts (ELA) and math and work samples;
Unannounced observations of 50% of core-content classrooms; and
Scheduled debrief with the school leadership team and DC PCSB staff.