Quality Self Assessment Tool for Expanded Learning Programs (Out of School Time)

The Quality Self-Assessment Tool is designed for public and affordable housing agencies committed to delivering high-quality expanded learning programs for youth. It is a critical component of continuous quality improvement, in which staff teams regularly assess themselves, develop plans to improve based on their findings, and monitor their progress over time. The self-assessment tool covers 12 quality standards:

  • Clear vision, mission, purpose, and management

  • Continuous quality improvement

  • Quality staff

  • Collaborative partnerships

  • Family engagement

  • Sustainability

  • Diversity, access, and inclusivity

  • Safe and supportive environment

  • Active and engaged learning

  • Skill building

  • Youth voice and leadership

  • Healthy choices and behaviors

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