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Moving the Needle on "Moving the Needle" Next stage technical guidance for performance-based accountability systems in the expanded learning field with a focus on performance levels for the quality of instructional services. 12/1/2013
Moving Towards Quality This inspiring 14-minute video was made by Community Bridge Video for the California Afterschool Network about the Youth Program Quality Assessment tool and other point-of-service evaluations. 12/20/2011
National Study Shows Positive Impact of Circus Programming on Youth At Risk A study commissioned by AYCO shows exemplary SEL skill-building in programs... 12/1/2017
Oklahoma 21st CCLC Quality Improvement Pilot Project Report Beginning in the spring of 2010, Oklahoma 21st Century programs partnered with the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality to pilot a quality improvement system in 21st Century after-school sites across the state. 11/1/2010
Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #17: The Common Core Standards: What do they Mean for Out-of-School Time? The expansion of the Common Core State Standards in education opens new doors for out-of-school time (OST) providers to align their work with schools. 7/31/2012
Preparing Children to Thrive: Standards for Social and Emotional Learning Practices in School-Age Settings This guide is designed to help organizational and program leaders see clearly what social and emotional learning (SEL) among children (ages 5-13) would look like and feel like in real program settings, and to draw attention to promising adult practices for building SEL skills among children, along with curriculum features at an organizational level that support implementation of SEL programs. 3/1/2019
Preparing Youth to Thrive: Methodology and Findings from the Social Emotional Learning Challenge 12/6/2016
Preparing Youth to Thrive: Promising Practices for Social & Emotional Learning This SEL Field guide was the result of the SEL Challenge. The Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Challenge was designed to identify promising practices for building social and emotional skills with vulnerable adolescents. These promising practices are called standards for SEL practice. The Challenge was a partnership between expert practitioners (youth workers, social workers, teachers) delivering exemplary programs in eight unique communities, a team of researchers, and a national funder. 1/25/2016
Program Quality News: Afterschool Standards in WA, Quality Webinar Series Program Quality News: Afterschool Standards in WA, Quality Webinar Series 9/19/2014
Program Quality News: April 2013 Texas 21 CCLC Evaluation Report, NAA Conference, & Events 4/9/2013