Last spring, the Montclair Public Schools underwent a Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) district performance review. The results of that review were recently released by the New Jersey State Department of Education and Montclair was deemed “high performing” in five key areas.
The district received high scores in the following: Instruction and Program (87%), Fiscal Management (100%), Governance (100%), Operations (95%) and Personnel (100%).
The 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.
According to the official document outlining the positive results, “Acting Commissioner Cerf will recommend to the State Board of Education that the district be certified as providing a thorough and efficient system of education for a period of three years or until the next QSAC review.”
“We are proud of the hard work that each and every member of the Montclair Public Schools’ team has contributed to this successful evaluation,” said Interim Superintendent Clarence Hoover.