All Queensland state schools — including independent public schools, special schools and outdoor environmental education centres — are reviewed every four years.
The reviews are conducted by experienced principals appointed by the School Improvement Unit.
Reviewers look at the school's performance data and other information, and talk with a range of school staff and community members.
Schools generally receive a review in the year that they are due to update their four-year strategic plan.
At the completion of each review the school is given a report, which details key findings and improvement strategies for the school to consider further.
Schools share the findings with their community and publish the executive summary on their website.