Past Event Monday, February 21, 2022

Youth PQA External Assessor Reliability Training

February 21-25, 2022 | Live Virtual Interactive Workshop via Zoom

This challenging workshop is intended for participants who will serve as new reliable external assessors in the Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI). Participants must have completed PQA Basics prior to attending and complete a pre-workshop homework assignment. To become reliable assessors, participants must meet rigorous standards that require in-depth exploration of the Program Quality Assessment (PQA) through observation and scoring practice. The workshop culminates in a video reliability check where participants must achieve a score of 80% or higher for the Youth PQA to become endorsed. Participants who reach reliability are able to collect research quality data and conduct external assessments for two years from their date of endorsement. In addition to the workshop, external assessors receive access to comprehensive supports and a continuing education process that is to be completed 10-14 months after initial endorsement.

Anyone who will be conducting external assessments as part of a quality assessment and improvement process should attend this workshop. This workshop is also recommended for coaches or network advisors that will be working with sites to complete the self-assessment process or to implement improvement plans.


This training will take place on:
• Monday, February 21, 1:30 - 2:30 PM EST
• Tuesday, February 22, 1:30 - 4:30 PM EST
• Wednesday, February 23, 1:30 - 4:30 PM EST
• Friday, February 25, 1:30 - 3:30 PM EST

You must be able to attend all four sessions in order to participate.

This Live Virtual Interactive Training will be structured into self-paced time when you do training activities on your own and 4 scheduled (synchronous) live virtual interactive sessions via Zoom. During the synchronous Zoom sessions, the trainer will lead participants in experiential learning activities.

Note: This workshop has a maximum of 15 participants. Please register soon as the training may fill up.

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