Our Tools

Our powerful, time-tested surveys and assessments were developed to facilitate continuous quality improvement in youth programs.


“Measure Once, Cut Twice”

The old adage, “measure twice, cut once,” works well in the world of carpentry where wood, once divided, is difficult to repair. In the world of research, on the other hand, where measurement is central to impact evaluation and continuous quality improvement, the ideal is to measure once and use the results to guide practices well into the future (or to “cut twice”).

In our work, we use both established instruments and custom-built tools. Our measures are validated and robust. Here are some of the tools we offer:

  • Comprehensive Site Kit
  • Manager Practices Self-Assessment
  • Teacher Practices Instrument (TPI)
  • Adult Rating of Youth Behavior (ARYB)
  • Socio-Emotional Skill Building Intervention (SSBI)
  • Subjective Well-Being (SWB)
  • Guidance for Out-of-School Time Learning at a Distance (GOLD)