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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
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
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
Quality-Outcomes Study for Seattle Public Schools Summer Programs Summer 2015 Program Cycle In the summer of 2015 the Seattle Public Schools (SPS), the Raikes Foundation, School’s Out Washington (SOWA), and David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality (Weikart Center), collaborated on a quality-outcomes study. 12/22/2015
Quality Systems: Lessons from Early Efforts to Disseminate the Youth PQA Review of early system-level efforts to build quality improvement and accountability systems using the Youth PQA 1/1/2007
Quality Matters: The Pilot Report to the Community Quality Matters is one of three of United Way's community change strategies, and is focused on strengthening out-of-school time programming by providing training and coaching for youth program staff on ways they can better engage children and youth enrolled in their programs, while teaching them valuable life skills along the way. This report documents the results of the five-month Quality Matters pilot project. 8/16/2010
Quality In The Context Of Outcome Evaluations Video of presentation by Charles Smith at the 4th annual Youth-Nex conference "Let's Talk After-School: After-School Programs for Children and Adolescents. 11/24/2014
Quality Counts: Nashville After Zone Alliance Quality Improvement Pilot Final Report This report summarizes key findings from the NAZA quality improvement pilot and offer recommendations for expanding and sustaining its impacts. 7/31/2010
Quality and accountability in the out-of-school-time sector Article describing and offering advice on the appropriate use of the Youth Program Quality Assessment and similar measurement tools. 4/8/2009
Program Quality News: Teeing Up Summer Care, A Look Inside Professional Learning Communities, and more! 7/10/2015