DOWNLOAD This report exemplifies use of the suite of SEL measures and benchmarks in the American Youth Circus Organizations network. Citation: Smith, C., Roy, L., Peck, S., & Macleod, C. (2017). Evaluation of program quality and social and emotional learning in American Youth Circus Organization social circus programs. Retrieved January 2018 from American Youth Circus … Continue reading Evaluation of Program Quality and Social and Emotional Learning in American Youth Circus Organization Social Circus Programs
DOWNLOAD This paper describes implementation and outcomes for QIS in school-based summer learning programs in multiple cities.
REQUEST ACCESS This paper describes validity of QIS performance measures and longitudinal change over four years in Oklahoma 21st CCLC programs.
DOWNLOAD This technical report describes methodology and findings for (1) best-practice SEL standards, (2) validation of a suite of SEL performance measures for use in QIS, and (3) performance benchmarks for out-of-school time programs focused on building SEL skills with vulnerable children/youth. Citation: Smith, C., McGovern, G., Peck., S.C., Larson, R., Hillaker, B., Roy, L. … Continue reading Preparing youth to thrive: Methodology and findings from the social and emotional learning challenge
DOWNLOAD This paper compares outcomes for struggling students in high quality instructional settings to outcomes for similar students in low quality instructional settings.
DOWNLOAD In this policy commentary, we do some reasoning about how 21st CCLC produces value and discuss the limitations in one particular way of seeing that value – the intent-to-treat impact evaluation design.
DOWNLOAD This paper describes areas of broad consensus in the out-of-school time field, including the growing focus on SEL skills.Citation: Smith, C., Akiva, T., McGovern, G. and Peck, S.C. (2014), Afterschool quality. New Directions for Youth Development, 2014: 31-44. https://doi.org/10.1002/yd.20111
DOWNLOAD This paper introduces the nomenclature of performance-based accountability systems (PBAS) to the expanded learning field, provides a policy case study for a countywide system in southern Florida and uses data from that system to explore the issue of quality thresholds. We present an expanded design standard to guide development and improvement of PBAS policies … Continue reading 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
DOWNLOAD This paper uses pattern-centered methods to increase the usefulness of information available from survey-based skill measures, with a focus on using survey-based skills measures to detect skill change over time.
DOWNLOAD This report describes the process of development of the STEM supplement to the Youth Program Quality Assessment (Youth PQA; HighScope, 2005) and preliminary reliability and validity evidence based on data collected during Afterzone Summer Scholars program.Citation: Smith, C., Hallman, S., Hillaker, B., Sugar, S., McGovern, G., & Devaney, E. (2012). Development and early validation … Continue reading Development and early validation evidence for an observational measure of high quality instructional practice for science, technology, engineering and mathematics in out-of-school time settings: The STEM supplement to the Youth Program Quality Assessment