Observation and Assessment

The Quality Team of OregonASK serves afterschool programs by offering observation and assessment based on Oregon’s Quality Standards for Afterschool and Summer Programs. Like the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS) for licensed child-care sites, using our Framework creates opportunities for continuous improvement and recognizes a job well done.

Another project of the Quality Team is supporting licensed, school-age childcare sites in encouraging staff to participate in and log their professional development and education in The Oregon Registry

Areas of Interest

While OregonASK has three main initiatives that we provide additional guidance and support around (STEM, Summer Learning, Health & Wellness) we know that expanded learning opportunities include so much more. We’ve listed several other categories on interest for you to find resources and some of the most up-to-date research on.

Building Inclusive Programs

Community Schools


Program Management

  • TASC Promising Practices – Aims to build quality after-school programs by appealing to practitioners to reflect upon and share the processes they undertake in order to deliver desirable outcomes in their programs.
  • Free Management Library – Complete, highly integrated library for nonprofits and for-profits & FREE!
  • The Nonprofit Association of Oregon – Nonprofit statewide network serve as a resource for nonprofit organizations and provide consulting and training to nonprofit leaders, staff and volunteer.
  • Foundation Center – Leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide.  Through data, analysis and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed.
  • Harvard Family Research Project – Out of school time articles available online

Quality & Evaluation

  • Core Competencies: National Afterschool Association
    The NAA core knowledge and competencies have been devoted to enable afterschool and youth development professionals to demonstrate expertise, knowledge and skills, and gain a higher level of recognition within their communities.
  • Promising Practices in Afterschool – An effort to find and share things that are working in afterschool programs. The PPAS website is for afterschool program directors who want to improve the quality of their programs.