The Assessment of Program Practices Tool (APT)

The Assessment of Program Practices Tool (APT) is designed to complement SAYO by helping programs evaluate and strengthen quality practices that research suggests are linked with SAYO outcomes. APT looks at the overall afterschool program, homework time and activities with two comprehensive tools that combine observation and self-assessment. For an overview of APT and how it fits into the APAS system, download the APAS brochure (pdf).

APT is designed to complement SAYO, but can also be used on its own.

Goals of Training:

  • Understand the APT tools and how they are used for continual program improvement.
  • Develop confidence in using the APT Tools including tailoring the APT for your program.
  • Learn to use APT results to improve your afterschool program.
  • Learn the background of APT and how it fits into the APAS system.
  • Understand how to tailor APT for your program.

Targeted Audience:

  • Evaluators, afterschool directors, supervisors, curriculum & education coordinators, and 21st CCLC personnel interested in utilizing the APAS system.

Training Content:

  • One day of training.
  • Learn the APT-Observation and APT-Quality Tools to improve your program.
  • Practice using the observation tool with the NIOST APT DVD.
  • Optional training DVD for purchase.
  • Learn the background of APT and how it fits into the APAS system.

 

 

To review an abbreviated version of the APT-O (observation) tool, click here.

Important: This is not the complete APT tool. Do not use this version for assessment.

To access the complete APT tool for assessment purposes, attend our Summer Seminars or work with NIOST to coordinate an APAS or APT training near you!

 

If you're interested in APT, you may also be interested in SAYO.

 

For more information on APAS and to learn if it is right for your program please call 1-781-283-2547 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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