Partnership Quality Improvement: Assessment in Program Practices Training
Event on 2013-10-04 08:00:00
During SY13-14, BPS Office of Expanded Learning, Partnerships and Advancement is collaborating with six key partners and 14 schools to piloting a Partnership Quality Improvement Process; the process will drive systems-wide reform around how BPS and its partners engage to improve program quality and advance holistic student outcomes. The goal of the pilot is to engage in a collaborative process that focuses on collectively improving school-based partnership quality and advancing holistic student outcomes; it seeks to achieve the following outcomes:
- Align partners around priority outcomes and key elements of partnership quality:
- Build capacity in both schools and partner organizations around the use of data to assess program impact and quality
- Provide partners with access to a robust system that improves data access and utilization:
All partners and schools participating in the Partnership Quality Improvement Process must collaborate to administer Survey of Achievement and Youth Outcomes (SAYO) surveys and conduct pre/post Assessment of Program Practices Tool (APT) observations; the APT is designed to complement SAYO by helping programs evaluate and strengthen quality practices that research suggests are linked with SAYO outcomes.
In preparation to adminster the SAYO and conduct APT observations, BPS and the National Instituate on Out-of-School Time will host this APT training for partnership managers from the 14 participating schools and site/program managers from six participating partners. Below are the training goals and content:
Goals of this 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 school-based program.
- Understand how to tailor APT for your program.
- Learn the APT-Observation and APT-Quality Tools to improve your program.
- Practice using the observation tool with the NIOST APT DVD..
- Learn the background of APT and how it fits into the APAS system.
There is limited capacity for this training, so please RSVP via this eventbrite link by Friday, Sept. 27th. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided for all participatns at this training. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Jonathan Sproul via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 617.519.3106.
at Kroc Center – Boston
650 Dudley Street
Boston, United States