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A Crosswalk Between the Learning in Afterschool Learning Principles and Afterschool Quality Measurement Tools

A Crosswalk Between the Learning in Afterschool Learning Principles and Afterschool Quality Measurement Tools

A review of quality measurement tools and how aligned they are with the Learning in Afterschool principles that includes such features as “active learning.”

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Approaches For Integrating Skill-based Activities In Out-of-school Time Programs

Approaches For Integrating Skill-based Activities In Out-of-school Time Programs

This report presents the results of an examination of the implementation of skill-oriented activities in 10 programs administered as part of the Out-of-School Time Programs for Youth (OST) initiative of the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) during the 2010-11 school year.

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Continuous Quality Improvement in Afterschool Settings

Continuous Quality Improvement in Afterschool Settings

This report summarizes findings from the three-year Youth Program Quality Intervention Study conducted by the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality at the Forum for Youth Investment.  The Study assessed the impact of continuous improvement practices and to extend understanding of how, where and why continuous improvement interventions might work.

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Elements of Quality in After-School Programs - A Review of the Research Literature

Elements of Quality in After-School Programs: A Review of the Research Literature

A review of research literature and identification of key elements of program quality in afterschool programs..

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Evaluating Out-of-School Time Program Quality

Evaluating Out-of-School Time Program Quality

An entire issue of the Evaluation Exchange devoted to key issues in evaluating Out-of-School Time program quality.

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Measuring Program Quality: Evidence of the Scientific Validity of the Assessment of Program Practices Tool

Out-of-school time (OST) youth programs are difficult to assess. They are often very dynamic: Many youth interact with one another and with staff members in various physical environments. Despite the challenge, measuring quality is critical to help program directors and policy makers identify where to improve and how to support those improvements. This article describes recent research on the Assessment of Program Practices Tool (APT), establishing its strength as an evaluation and tracking tool for OST programs.

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