Impact Evaluation for the Palm Beach County Quality Improvement System 

Quality Improvement System (QIS) exposure moves afterschool programs to higher quality, increasing access to developmentally powerful settings and building children’s social and emotional learning skills. Higher quality is defined in terms of the quality of instruction (i.e., individuation, basic/advanced SEL, enrichment content), the stability of staff tenure, and evidence of children’s SEL skill growth. In … Continue reading Impact Evaluation for the Palm Beach County Quality Improvement System 

Client Report
July 1, 2019
Charles Smith and Stephen Peck

We sought to answer two specific questions about implementation and children’s SEL skill growth: What is the impact of QIS exposure on program quality (i.e., best practices, low staff turnover, great content), particularly for programs that have lower program quality at baseline? What is the impact of exposure to high program quality on student SEL skills?