How the Q-ODM impact model is a more cost-effective form of the quasi-experimental design (QED)

Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on twitter Twitter Share on email Email Download The Quality-Outcomes Design and Methods (Q-ODM) approach to program evaluation increases the use value of all estimates produced as part of an impact analysis. Put simply: We replace the “no-treatment” counterfactual condition (i.e., children who were not exposed to an afterschool program) … Continue reading How the Q-ODM impact model is a more cost-effective form of the quasi-experimental design (QED)

Why are Q-ODM’s Pattern-Centered Methods (PCM) More Realistic and Useful for Evaluators?

Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on twitter Twitter Share on email Email Download Pattern-centered theory and methods (PCM) can be used to tell simple and accurate stories about how real persons grow in real school and afterschool classrooms. Stories about the quality and outcomes (i.e., causes and effects) that are modeled using PCM are particularly … Continue reading Why are Q-ODM’s Pattern-Centered Methods (PCM) More Realistic and Useful for Evaluators?

Introduction to White Paper 3

Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on twitter Twitter Share on email Email Download Greetings friends! In this third White Paper, Realist(ic) Evaluation Tools for OST Programs: The Quality-Outcomes Design and Methods (Q-ODM) Toolbox, we extend from the neuroperson framework for socio-emotional skills to a focus on evaluation design and impact evidence. Focusing on the methods … Continue reading Introduction to White Paper 3

Introduction to White Paper 2

Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on twitter Twitter Share on email Email Download Welcome back! In this second white paper, Measuring Socio-Emotional Skill, Impact, and Equity Outcomes, we extend from the White Paper 1 skill framework to discuss implications for accurate measurement. We are pleased to share these hard-won lessons from two decades of trying … Continue reading Introduction to White Paper 2

Reflections on White Paper 1

Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on twitter Twitter Share on email Email Download In conjunction with the release of White Paper 1 this week – A Framework for Socio-Emotional Skills, Quality, and Equity – we want to mention a few of the highlights: What are socio-emotional skills? In our view, a person’s socio-emotional skills are … Continue reading Reflections on White Paper 1

Introduction to QTurn White Papers

Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on twitter Twitter Share on email Email Download We, at QTurn, are pleased to share the first three, in a series of four, white papers. White Paper 1, Socio-Emotional Skills, Quality, and Equity (Peck & Smith, 2020), provides a translational framework for understanding our relatively unique view of the key … Continue reading Introduction to QTurn White Papers

Realist(ic) Evaluation Tools for OST Programs: The Quality-Outcomes Design and Methods (Q-ODM) Toolbox

Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on twitter Twitter Share on email Email Download Socio-emotional learning (SEL) skills are a partial but necessary cause of children’s developmental outcomes, and SEL skill growth is a key objective for nearly all out-of-school time (OST) programs. The Quality-Outcomes Design and Methods (Q-ODM) toolbox holds an integrated set of tools … Continue reading Realist(ic) Evaluation Tools for OST Programs: The Quality-Outcomes Design and Methods (Q-ODM) Toolbox

Measuring Socio-Emotional Skill, Impact, and Equity Outcomes

Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on twitter Twitter Share on email Email Download The positivist theory and methodology used by most researchers and evaluators is poorly suited for addressing the formative explanations that guide continuous quality improvement (CQI) processes and the nuanced impact models that pertain to questions about how and how much. QTurn’s Quality-Outcomes … Continue reading Measuring Socio-Emotional Skill, Impact, and Equity Outcomes

Socio-Emotional Skills, Quality, and Equity: The Multilevel Person-in-Context~neuroperson (MPCn) Framework

Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on twitter Twitter Share on email Email Download Evaluation evidence about the relations among children’s prior history, engagement in program settings, resulting SEL skill growth, and the ultimately desired transfer outcomes (e.g., agency to succeed in other settings) has been sporadic and fragmented. One reason for this may be that … Continue reading Socio-Emotional Skills, Quality, and Equity: The Multilevel Person-in-Context~neuroperson (MPCn) Framework

Guidance for Out-of-school time Learning at a Distance (GOLD)

The Guidance for Out-of-School Time Learning at a Distance (GOLD) is a program quality assessment for 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) and other community-based programs (e.g., school-age childcare, YMCA, 4 H, Boys & Girls Clubs) that have transitioned virtual, socially distanced in-person, and blended service models. For these new models, the GOLD will: … Continue reading Guidance for Out-of-school time Learning at a Distance (GOLD)