Self and External Assessment Using the Youth Program Quality Assessment

Expanding on the first technical assistance (TA) brief, Understanding the Youth Program Quality Intervention (YPQI), the second and third TA briefs explore key components of the YPQI: self- and external assessment.

In these TA briefs, we describe how self-assessment helps build a shared language for youth program leaders and staff to talk about program quality, and how external assessment provides youth program leaders with detailed and actionable data highlighting the strengths of their programs and opportunities for improvement.