Improvement science for the public and social sector

QTurn’s purpose is to support social sector organizations to build Quality Improvement System (QIS) and increase social value. Flipping the script on higher-stakes models that limit potential creates opportunities for frontline managers and staff to own the quality improvement agenda, achieve outcomes and, with partners, produce citizen science.

QTurn News

MEASUREMENT TOOL:

Guidance for Out-of-School Time Learning at a Distance

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, QTurn partnered with the Michigan Department of Education and Michigan Afterschool Partnership to develop a self-assessment tool and support resources for OST program managers and staff who are responsible for delivering services to young people in their new individual learning environments. The Guidance for Out-of-School Time Learning at a Distance (GOLD)  applies to a diverse range of program delivery models, including 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) and other community-based programs.

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September 1, 2020

2020-21 EVALUATION PLAN:

Afterschool Evaluation Plan 2020

QTurn has put together a suite of evaluation tools specifically developed for afterschool programs during the 2020-21 school year – The Afterschool Evaluation 2020 (AEP 2020). The Management Practices Self-Assessment (MPSA), Guidance for Out-of-School Time Learning at a Distance (GOLD), and the Adult Rating of Youth Behavior (ARYB) can be used together to help guide afterschool providers during this uncertain time.

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September 1, 2020

BLOG:

CQI Cycle for SEL
Lisa Lindeman, Ph.D.

Continuous Quality Improvement and Evaluation in 2020: A Plan for 21st Century Community Learning Centers

During times of crisis when programs are under tremendous pressures, evaluation and assessment can be challenging. Programs enter triage mode, putting their limited time and energy into the most urgent tasks. This heightens the need for evaluation that reduces strain and improves capacity. When conditions that created the crisis are

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Noteworthy Publications + Tools

MEASUREMENT TOOL

Management Practices Self Assessment Tool

January 2020

MEASUREMENT TOOL

Adult Rating of Youth Behavior

July 2020

Explore the measures and assessments QTurn has developed to meet the needs of youth development organizations.

WHITE PAPER

A Framework for Socio-Emotional Skills, Supports, and Equity

July 2020

EVALUATION REPORT

Afterschool Learning at a Distance: Key Themes and Promising Practices

July 2020

EVALUATION REPORT

Newark Trust for Education Impact Evaluation Suite

April 2020

Dig into the QTurn theory and methodology, explore the products produced for our clients, and learn from QTurn’s legacy.

BLOG

Introducing QTurn's White Paper #1: A Theoretical Framework for Connecting Positive Child Outcomes to Quality Out-of-School Time Programs

Lisa Lindeman, Ph.D. | July 30, 2020​

BLOG

Defining High Quality for Afterschool Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic​

Lisa Lindeman, Ph.D. | July 13, 2020​

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