Afterschool Outcomes Measures Online Toolbox (Staff and Teacher Reports)

General Information on the Measure
Purpose of the measure

The Afterschool Outcomes Measures Online Toolbox assesses students' skills, behaviors, and attitudes, and can be used to evaluate the quality of a child's experience in out-of-school programming.

Main constructs measured

Cognitive competencies; Intrapersonal competencies; Interpersonal competencies

Applicable grade levels

K-12

Publication year for the most recent version

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Year originally developed

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Related measures
Measure Administration
Respondent

Teacher/Editor

Method of administration

Digital

Number of items

44

Item format

Four-point Likert-type scale

Administration time

Fewer than 10 minutes

Available languages

English

Fee for use Fee charged by developer
Credentials required for administration

None

Scoring
Overall score reporting

No overall scores are reported.

Subscore reporting

There are six subscores organized into two general domains:

  • Skill development
    • Work habits
    • Task efficiency
    • Academic performance
  • Positive behavior
    • Social skills
    • Prosocial behaviors
    • Aggressive behaviors
Scoring procedures

Scores are calculated automatically for this measure.

Interpretive information

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Evidence of Technical Quality
Populations for which technical quality evidence has been collected

Large sample of elementary and middle school youth (Wilson-Ahlstrom et al, 2014).

Reliability evidence

No information is available in the references reviewed.

Validity evidence
Evidence based on content
Two scales were adapted from existing instruments. Prosocial behavior adapted from the Child Behavior Scale (Ladd & Profilet, 1996) and social competencies adapted from the Self-Efficacy Questionnaire for Children (Muris, 2001).
Evidence based on response processes
No information is available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on internal structure
No information is available in the references reviewed.
Evidence based on relations with other variables
There is evidence of convergent validity for social competence, work habits, and prosocial behavior scales, in that scores correlated significantly and in expected direction with youth self-reports. Social skills scale correlated negatively with staff reports of aggressive behavior (Wilson-Ahlstrom, 2014).
Locating the Measure
Obtaining a copy of the measure afterschooloutcomes.org
References

Wilson-Ahlstrom, A., Yohalem, N., DuBois, D., Ji, P., Hillaker, B., & Weikart, D. P. "From soft skills to hard data: Measuring youth program outcomes," Forum for Youth Investment, The Cady-Lee House, 7064 Eastern Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20012-2031: Forum for Youth Investment, January 2014.

Muris, P. "A brief questionnaire for measuring self-efficacy in youths," Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 23, 3, 2001, pp. 145–149.

Ladd, G. W., & Profilet, S. M. "The Child Behavior Scale: A teacher-report measure of young children's aggressive, withdrawn, and prosocial behaviors," Developmental Psychology, 32, 6, 1996, pp. 1008.

Notes

Can be administered separately or together with the Afterschool Outcomes Measures Online Toolbox (Youth Reports)

Measure summary updated October 3, 2018.