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Explore the reports, books, and other publications produced by the QTurn team and provides a foundation of our work and passion.

December 23, 2014
Charles Smith, Tom Akiva, Gina McGovern, and Stephen Peck

This research article discusses efforts to define and improve the quality of afterschool services, highlighting areas of agreement and identifying leading-edge issues. We conclude that the afterschool field is especially well positioned to deliver high-quality services and demonstrate effectiveness at scale because a strong foundation has been built for continuous improvement of service quality.

January 1, 2017
Charles Smith, Ph.D., Ravi Ramaswamy, Katie Helegda, Barbara Hillaker, Ph.D., Poonam Borah, and Stephen Peck, Ph.D.

This paper describes implementation and outcomes for QIS in school-based summer learning programs in multiple cities.

March 1, 2017
Charles Smith, Ph.D., Leanne Roy, Stephen Peck, Ph.D., Gina McGovern, and Katharine Helegda

This paper describes validity of QIS performance measures and longitudinal change over four years in Oklahoma 21st CCLC programs.

December 1, 2017
Charles Smith, Leanne Roy, Stephen Peck, and Colin Macleod

This report exemplifies use of the suite of SEL measures and benchmarks in the American Youth Circus Organizations network.

January 1, 2010
Tom Akiva, Lee M. Pearson, Samantha Sugar, Stephen Peck, Charles Smith, and Anne-Sophie Denault

This paper uses pattern centered methods to describe the association between the quality of instruction available and youth’s level of mental engagement with that instruction.

January 11, 2018
Charles Smith, Ph.D., Leanne Roy, Stephen Peck, Ph.D., Colin Macleod, Katherine Helegda, and John Hughes

This quality-outcomes study was designed to both (a) describe performance in Seattle Public Schools (SPS) summer learning programs in ways that are useful to staff and (b) provide evaluative evidence (i.e., validity) for an instructional model that includes challenging academic content and responsive instructional practices.