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Making AfterSchool Work for High School Youth In August 2008, the Lansing School District contracted with the Weikart Center to develop a one-year intervention that would dramatically improve management capacity, the quality of instruction at the point of service, and ultimately, attendance by high school aged youth. 1/1/2010
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
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
Measuring Youth Program Quality: A Guide to Assessment Tools, 2nd Edition Program quality assessment and improvement continue to be central themes in the after-school and youth development fields. In March 2007 we released the first edition of this report comparing the purpose, history, structure, methodology, content and technical properties of different program observation tools. 1/12/2009
Final Report on the Palm Beach Quality Improvement System Pilot: Model Implementation and Program Quality Improvement in 38 After - school Programs Evaluation report on the Palm Beach County's Quality Improvement System pilot for out-of-school time programs 1/15/2008
Getting to Engagement: Building an Effective After-school Program High/Scope ReSource Spring 2007 - When it comes to designing an after-school program where young people feel safe and want to show up, and where genuine learning occurs, point-of-service (POS) quality matters most. 5/1/2007
Improving quality at the point of service Quality in youth programs happens at the point of service and is driven by staff intentionality, supportive professional communities, and aligned system priorities. 1/28/2007
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
Inter-rater Reliability on the Youth Program Quality Assessment High/Scope Technical Report - Analysis of Youth PQA Inter-rater Reliability - 2007 1/1/2007
Afterschool Quality and School-Day Outcomes High/Scope Technical Report -- Analysis of the Relationship between Program Quality and School-Day Outcomes - 2007 1/1/2007