Delaware Comprehensive Success Review (CSR)


The Delaware Comprehensive Success Review (CSR) provides districts and schools with research-based feedback focused on improving outcomes for all students through an on-site visit process and rubric.  The Delaware CSR improves outcomes for students through analysis and plan development based on a comprehensive review of school programming, student performance, and processes.

Note:   The Delaware CSR is based on the original work of the Capacity Building for Support and Corrective Action to Districts and Schools under AYP Study Group of the Comprehensive Assessment Systems for ESEA Title I State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards .  The work of the group was published by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) as District Audit Tool: A Method for Determining Level of Need for Support to Improvement and is provided here as an original reference source.

The eight research-based rubric elements for school-level, on-site reviews are as follows:

  • Leadership
  • Budget and Resources
  • Teacher and Student Class Assignment
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Assessment and Accountability
  • Professional Development
  • School Environment
  • Parents and Community

The on-site CSR process uses classroom walk-throughs, interviews, focus groups, and document reviews to triangulate information about each of the research-based elements.  The goal of the process is to identify areas of strengths and challenges in the elements and provide technical assistance to schools in developing strategies to address the areas of need.

Revision History

  • The rubric and supporting documents were used largely as presented in the original District Audit Tool document during the 2008–2009 school year.
  • Revisions were made to the rubrics and supporting documents in the summer of 2009 based on experience with use of the tool and feedback during the previous year.  Additional support documents were also added at this time, including documents to streamline the summary of walk-through data and the document review process.
  • Revisions were made to the rubrics and supporting documents in the summer of 2013 based on additional experience with the tool and feedback during 2010–2013.  Additional support documents were also added at this time including a professional learning community (PLC) observation form.

Support Materials

On-Site Documents for Team Members – Documents used by team members during the on-site visit.

Principal Documents

Documents used by the building principal and leadership team in preparation for the visit.