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Program Quality Self-assessment Tool

These are just three of many resources to find out information about programmatic self-assessment and instruments you can use.

Connecticut After School Network.  Has several self assessment tools that provide examples of what youth competencies look like by supervisors to assess the level to which a youth worker has developed the competencies needed to work effectively with youth. It can also be used as a training outline for front line staff in describing an organization’s expectations for youth worker behavior and attitudes. Assessment tools are designed to be coaching tools, not performance reviews, so that individual staff member’s competencies can be gauged and plans made to ensure progress toward skills development. www.ctafterschoolnetwork.org or http://www.ctafterschoolnetwork.org/training/tools.html

The Afterschool Program Assessment System (APAS) developed by The National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) helps afterschool programs improve their program quality and reach their desired outcomes for children and youth. APAS is one of the only assessment systems available that helps afterschool programs link quality and youth outcomes together in a comprehensive, flexible and integrated fashion.   www.niost.org  and http://www.niost.org/pdf/APAS_brochure_2012.pdf.

40 Developmental Assets
The Developmental Assets are 40 common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible, successful adults. Because of its basis in youth development, resiliency, and prevention research and its proven effectiveness, the Developmental Assets framework has become one of the most widely used approach to positive youth development in the United States. http://www.search-institute.org/developmental-assets/lists