IQSRs are an increasingly important element of school improvement efforts. They serve as:

A measure of the effectiveness and impact of organizational structures in schools.

A measure of instruction and supporting processes during the charter school contract renewal process.

A measure of school improvement efforts, both for schools, districts, and states as well as for use in satisfying the monitoring requirements for state and federal grant programs.

A diagnostic tool a school leader can use to identify action planning priorities.

An internal measure of progress both on a periodic, routine basis as well as in preparation for regulatory visits.