Quality & Assessment

To improve program quality, NIOST has developed quality assessment systems like APAS -- A Program Assessment System -- and the Assessing School-Age Child Care Quality (ASQ) guide.


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APAS Overview

A suite of tools to help out-of-school time programs document and strengthen their quality practices that impact youth outcomes and contribute to life success.


Consists of:

  • APT-O and APT-Q (Assessment of Program Practices Tool - Observation and Questionnaire)
  • SAYO- S, SAYO-T and SAYO-Y (Survey of Academic and Youth Outcomes - Staff, Teacher and Youth Surveys)


Hover your mouse over each block for an overview of each each tool.


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ASQ Overview

The Assessing School-Age Child Care Quality (ASQ) is a guide to facilitate a 5-step, team-based approach to improving program quality.

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