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Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC)

The Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) is the Department of Education’s monitoring and evaluation system for public school districts. The system shifts the monitoring and evaluation focus from compliance to assistance, capacity-building and improvement. It is a single comprehensive accountability system that consolidates and incorporates the monitoring requirements of applicable state laws and programs and complements federally required improvements. The system focuses on monitoring and evaluating school districts in five key components that, based on research, have been identified to be key factors in effective school districts.

School Year 2016-2017

STATEMENT OF ASSURANCE (SOA)

All districts must submit Statement of Assurance (SOA) files through NJ Homeroom by November 15, 2016.
Selected districts must also submit District Performance Review (DPR) files through NJ Homeroom by November 2016.
Required SOA Submission Documents to be Submitted:

  • Statement of Assurance (SOA) Excel File (submit actual Excel file, not a PDF of the file)
  • Signed PDF file of SOA Declaration page (Declaration page is contained within SOA Excel file)
  • PDF file of the board resolution affirming accuracy of the SOA (this file is created by the district)

NJDOE Data Needed for SOA completion:

To assist you in determining compliance with SOA Operation #1 regarding required trainings, refer to the list of Required Professional Development.

The deadline for SOA submission is November 15, 2016.

DISTRICT PERFORMANCE REVIEW (DPR)

Selected districts must submit District Performance Review (DPR) files through NJ Homeroom by November 15, 2016.
Required DPR Submission Documents to be Submitted:

  • District Performance Review Excel File (submit actual Excel file, not a PDF of the file)
  • Signed PDF file of DPR Declaration page (Declaration page is contained within DPR Excel file)
  • PDF file of the board resolution affirming accuracy of the DPR (this file is created by the district)

NJDOE Data Needed for DPR completion:

  • DPR Instruction and Program #1, 2, 3, 4, 6  – State Assessment – 2 files:
  • DPR Instruction and Program #5a – Priority Schools
  • DPR Instruction and Program #5b – Reward Schools
  • DPR Instruction and Program #7 – High School Graduation Rate Via HSPA - use data from the 2014-15 School Performance Reports.  Districts with more than one high school must enter the grad rate via HSPA for each school in the Comments section of DPR IP #7.
  • DPR Instruction and Program #20 – Average Daily Attendance Rate and School Register Summary Submission – 2 files:
    •  3 Year ADA Rate – Use this file to determine whether your district meets the 90% 3-year ADA rate requirement
    • School Register Summary Submitted After Deadline – Use this file to determine whether your district missed the August 3 submission deadline for the SRS.  If your district's name is on this list, you must score indicator #20 as noncompliant.

The deadline for DPR submission is November 15, 2016.

FACILITIES CHECKLIST

All districts must also complete the "Health and Safety Evaluaton of School Buildings Checklist" (Facilities Checklist).  Please read the Checklist Instructions before completing the Facilities Checklist.  Maintain the completed Facilities Checklists within the district unless instructed otherwise by your County Office.