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 2013-2014
QSAC Requirements for School Year 2013-14 - 7/22/13 Memo
All districts must submit a Statement of Assurance (Excel file) and a board resolution (PDF file) through NJ Homeroom by November 15, 2013.
» 2013-14 SOA (Excel)
» Board Resolution (PDF)
Districts scheduled to undergo a QSAC evaluation in School Year 2013-2014 need to submit both the Statement of Assurance (SOA) Excel file AND the District Performance Review (DPR), along with a board resolution (PDF file) through NJ Homeroom by November 15, 2013.
» 2013-14 DPR (Excel)
» 2013-14 DPR CSSD (Excel - County Special Services Districts)
» Board Resolution (PDF)
NJDOE Data Needed for SOA and/or DPR completion:
- SOA Instruction and Program #4 – Approved CTE Programs
- SOA Instruction and Program #5 – Districts Receiving Preschool Aid That Have Approved Early Childhood Plans
- SOA Operations #2 – NJSMART Submission – Districts with Error Rate of 2% or Greater
- DPR Instruction and Program 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 – Assessment Results:
- I&P 1-4, 6 (Points Awarded)
Excel File – use this file to determine how to score these indicators. If there is are points for the indicator, enter a district response of "1" on the corresponding DPR Instruction and Program indicator
- DPR Instruction and Program #5a – Priority Schools
- DPR Instruction and Program #5b – Reward Schools
- DPR Instruction and Program #7 – High School Graduation Rate - the 2013 high school graduation rate via HSPA will be provided by NJDOE. Districts with multiple high schools will need to calculate the rate through NJSMART.
- DPR Instruction and Program #20 – 3-year Average Daily Attendance Rate
- DPR Fiscal Management #9:
Facilities Review Checklist (Word | PDF)
Facilities Review Checklist Instructions and Guidance
Posting DPR and SOA Documents on the District's Website:
Districts are required to post the DPR file on your district's website, at least five days prior to the public board of education meeting in which the district's DPR responses are scheduled for discussion. Although the regulations do not require that the SOA be posted, it is recommended that you post it along with the DPR, since the SOA scores relate to the DPR scores.
DPR and SOA Submission Method:
All documents must be uploaded through NJ Homeroom (http://homeroom.state.nj.us). The person who will be uploading the files will need to know the district ID and the username and password. If that individual does not have a user name and password, the district's Web User Administrator will need to provide one. Please arrange for this sign-in information to be set up prior to uploading files.
Once logged into NJ Homeroom, staff will see how each file is to be named. All districts need to upload the SOA Excel file (not a PDF of that file but the file itself), the signed Declaration page (PDF file) and the board resolution affirming the SOA (PDF file). Districts that are required to submit the DPR must upload the actual DPR Excel file, the signed Declaration page (PDF file) and the board resolution (PDF) file. If your district is required to submit the SOA and the DPR, one board resolution will suffice for both documents, as long as that resolution references the district's DPR and SOA.
Submission Deadline and Board Approval:
The deadline for DPR and SOA submission is November 15, 2013. Both documents must be board approved prior to submission.
If your board of education meeting will be held after the November 15 deadline, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the date of the board meeting at which the DPR and/or SOA are scheduled to be approved. Following the board meeting, you must submit all required documents. Please do not submit the documents in stages. All documents need to be submitted at the same time.
If you have any questions about completion or submission of the DPR or SOA files, please contact our office at email@example.com or 609-984-6755.
School Year 2012-2013
All districts must submit a Statement of Assurance (Excel file) through NJ Homeroom by November 15, 2012.
» 2012-13 SOA (Excel)
Districts scheduled to undergo a QSAC evaluation in School Year 2012-2013 need to compete both the Statement of Assurance (SOA) Excel file AND the District Performance Review (DPR) through NJ Homeroom by November 15, 2012.
» 2012-13 DPR (Excel)
School year 2011-2012
All districts must submit a Statement of Assurance (Excel file) through NJ Homeroom by January 9, 2012.
» 2011-12 SOA (Excel)
Districts scheduled to undergo a QSAC evaluation in School Year 2011-12 need to compete both the Statement of Assurance (SOA) Excel file AND the District Performance Review (DPR) through NJ Homeroom by January 9, 2012.
» 2011-12 DPR (Excel)
Questions about the SOA or DPR should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org