Measuring Youth Program Quality: A Guide to Assessment Tools, 2nd Edition

Yohalem, N. and Wilson-Ahlstrom, A. with Fischer, S. and Shinn, M. (2009, January). Measuring Youth Program Quality: A Guide to Assessment Tools, Second Edition. Washington, D.C.: The Forum for Youth Investment Program

This guide was designed to compare the purpose, structure, content and technical properties of several youth program quality assessment tools. Its aim is to provide useful guidance to practitioners, policymakers, researchers and evaluators in the field as to what options are available and what issues to consider when selecting and using a quality assessment tool. It focuses on the purpose and history, content, structure and methodology, technical properties and user considerations for each of the instruments included, as well as a brief description of how they are being used in the field.

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