About Us – MSQI

Who We Are

The Middle School Quality Initiative (MSQI) is the New York City Department of Education’s focused effort to expand the number of middle schools that prepare students for college and career success.  It is the product of the New York City Council Middle School Task Force ongoing collaboration with the DOE.

MSQI serves as the city’s implementation plan for putting the Carnegie Reading Next report recommendations into action. Over 130 middle grades schools across the city are now benefiting from MSQI’s comprehensive literacy framework.

For more information about MSQI and our program’s goals and structure, please refer to the MSQI Overview.