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Quality-Outcomes Study for Seattle Public Schools Summer Programs, 2016 Program Cycle In the summer of 2016, Seattle Public Schools (SPS), the Raikes Foundation, School’s Out Washington (SOWA), and the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality (Weikart Center) collaborated on a quality-outcomes study. 1/11/2018
School's Out: Policy Implications of Quality Accountability and Assessment in Afterschool Programs In a webinar broadcast October 14, 2010, panelists Tabitha Grossman (National Governors Association Center for Best Practices ), Charles Smith (David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality and The Forum for Youth Investment) and Julie Spielberger (Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago) looked at approaches to quality improvement, assessment, and accountability in afterschool programs in states and local communities around the country and the implications for policy. 10/14/2010
Self-Assessment Using the YPQA In this technical assistance brief we describe how program self-assessment using the Youth Program Quality Assessment (Youth PQA), a key component of the YPQI model, can help OST program managers and frontline staff begin a conversation about program quality with shared language. 9/21/2010
Summary of Analyses Related to Nashville After Zone Alliance Program Outcomes
Summer Learning Program Quality Assessment - 2013 Phase I Pilot Report Summer Learning Program Quality Assessment 2013 Phase I Pilot Report 2/28/2014
Summer Learning Program Quality Intervention (SLPQI) Phase Two Feasibility Study This report provides findings for an evaluation of the implementation of the SLPQI in 32 summer learning programs in Grand Rapids, Mich., Northern California, and Seattle, Wash. 3/25/2015
Summer Learning Program Quality Intervention- Phase III Interim Report This Phase III Interim Report describes implementation of the SLPQI in 31 summer learning programs in Denver, Colorado and St Paul, Minnesota during the summer of 2015. This report also provides recommendations for intervention design and implementation in year two. 11/13/2015
The Michigan Technical Assistance and Coaching Support Services (TACSS) Initiative In 2009, MDE partnered with the Weikart Center to provide increased professional development offerings for all grantees and intensive training, coaching, and technical assistance (TA) for a subset of referred grantees. The TACSS initiative was developed as a scalable quality improvement intervention. 1/1/2010
The QuEST Model: Out-of-School Time Contexts and Individual-level Change This brief describes a model for a generic theory of change that highlights the relationship between the qualities of youth experience in out-of-school time (OST) programs. 9/1/2014
The Youth PQA in the Georgetown Divide This inspiring 12-minute video documents how the Georgetown Divide, a small community in the Sierra foothills of Northern California has embraced a positive youth development approach across the settings where youth spend time and has anchored that commitment through widespread use of the Youth Program Quality Assessment. 10/13/2010