Now Available: APAS Tools--Fall 2019 revised for equity and inclusion

January 22, 2020

For over forty years NIOST has been guided by the principles of equity and inclusion in our day-to-day work and in our research, training and partnerships. The Fall 2019 version of APAS: Assessment of Program Practices (APT) and Survey of Academic and Youth Outcomes (SAYO) reflects modifications to bring the tools into further alignment with these values.

We partnered with Kids Included Together and Development Without Limits, experts in the areas of equity, inclusion and diversity to bring this new revision to fruition. These changes are the result of our own continuous quality improvement process where we incorporate your feedback and current research to keep our tools relevant.

If you are a current authorized user of APT or SAYO, we encourage you to update to the Fall 2019 version of the tool. If it has been awhile since you’ve used the tool and you wish to refresh your tool training, online training is available at a 50% discount through May 31, 2020 for existing users. To update your current version of APT or SAYO or to receive the refresher training, please complete this form.


    "NIOST has been an anchor for numerous school age care projects we do, including ASQ (After-School Quality) and Links to Learning. They are a nationally respected organization that Pennsylvania has partnered with for over 20 years."

    – Betsy O. Saatman, TA Specialist/SAC Initiatives, Pennsylvania Key

    "NIOST was a core partner in supporting the development of quality improvement systems across the nine cities that participated in The Wallace Foundation Next Generation Afterschool System-Building Initiative. The NIOST team worked well with other technical assistance partners in the initiative, always willing to pitch in and collaborate with others to make our professional learning community meetings a team effort. I truly hope the Foundation has an opportunity to partner with them in the future."

    – Priscilla M. Little, Initiative Manager, The Wallace Foundation


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    – Jane Quinn, Vice President and Director of National Center for Community Schools, Children's Aid Society

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    – Daniel W. Hatcher, Director, Community Partnerships, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

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