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Program Quality News: Creating Cultural Competency in Afterschool, Using Data to Grow and Sustain Your Afterschool System and More! 5/7/2015
Program Quality News: Summer Learning, Family Engagement, Youth Work Methods Training of Trainers and More! 6/12/2015
Program Quality News: Teeing Up Summer Care, A Look Inside Professional Learning Communities, and more! 7/10/2015
Program Quality News: Scores Reporter 3.0, Preventing "Summer Slide," A Look at Expanded Learning Systems, and more! 8/11/2015
Summer Learning Program Quality Intervention- Phase III Interim Report This Phase III Interim Report describes implementation of the SLPQI in 31 summer learning programs in Denver, Colorado and St Paul, Minnesota during the summer of 2015. This report also provides recommendations for intervention design and implementation in year two. 11/13/2015
Quality-Outcomes Study for Seattle Public Schools Summer Programs Summer 2015 Program Cycle In the summer of 2015 the Seattle Public Schools (SPS), the Raikes Foundation, School’s Out Washington (SOWA), and David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality (Weikart Center), collaborated on a quality-outcomes study. 12/22/2015
Preparing Youth to Thrive: Promising Practices for Social & Emotional Learning This SEL Field guide was the result of the SEL Challenge. The Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Challenge was designed to identify promising practices for building social and emotional skills with vulnerable adolescents. These promising practices are called standards for SEL practice. The Challenge was a partnership between expert practitioners (youth workers, social workers, teachers) delivering exemplary programs in eight unique communities, a team of researchers, and a national funder. 1/25/2016
Preparing Youth to Thrive: Methodology and Findings from the Social Emotional Learning Challenge 12/6/2016
Design Study for the Summer Learning Program Quality Intervention (SLPQI): Final-Year Intervention Design and Evaluation Results The SLPQI was the subject of a four-year Design Study involving 152 providers in seven cities.This report presents final specification of the SLPQI design, supports, measures, and performance benchmarks. 3/12/2017
Evaluation of Afterschool Improvement Process This paper describes validity of QIS performance measures and longitudinal change over four years in Oklahoma 21st CCLC programs. 7/13/2017