Youth Program Quality Self-Assessment

Summary Overall 24 sites within 17 grantees participated in the self-assessment pilot study by assembling staff teams to collect data and score the Youth Program Quality Assessment (PQA). At each site an average of 5 staff spent an average of 13 staff hours to complete the self-assessment process. Whether using an absolute standard or group … Continue reading Youth Program Quality Self-Assessment

Findings From the Self-Assessment Pilot in Michigan 21st Century Learning Centers

2005
Charles Smith

Overall 24 sites within 17 grantees participated in the self-assessment pilot study by assembling staff teams to collect data and score the Youth Program Quality Assessment (PQA). Youth PQA data collected using the self-assessment method demonstrated promising patterns of both internal consistency and concurrent validity with aligned youth survey responses.

Original Validation of the Youth Program Quality Assessment (Youth PQA)

Summary The Youth Program Quality Assessment (PQA) is an assessment of best practices in afterschool programs, community organizations, schools, summer programs, and other places where you have fun, work, and learn with adults. The Youth PQA creates understanding and accountability focused on the point of service — where youth and adults come together to coproduce … Continue reading Original Validation of the Youth Program Quality Assessment (Youth PQA)

Full Findings From the Youth PQA Validation Study

Charles Smith and Charles Hohmann

The original validation study for the Youth Program Quality Assessment (Youth PQA). The Youth PQA was developed to assess the quality of instruction in afterschool and other education settings.