Posted September 1, 2009 in

California Afterschool Program Quality Self-Assessment Tool

California Afterschool Network and the California Department of Education, September 2009

CA Afterschool Program Quality Self-Assessment Tool

The QSA Tool is a collaborative project of the California Afterschool Network and the California Department of Education. It has several different uses: engaging stakeholders in conversations around quality and continuous program improvement; generating an action plan for immediate, mid-range, and long-term development and support; or other self-assessment purposes. It is organized into eleven program quality elements:

  • Program Design & Assessment
  • Program Administration & Finance
  • Community Partnership & Collaboration
  • Alignment & Linkages with the School Day
  • Program Environment & Safety
  • Youth Development
  • Staff Recruitment & Professional Development
  • Family Involvement
  • Nutrition & Physical Activity
  • Promoting Diversity, Access, Equity, & Inclusion
  • Effectively Supporting English Learners