New Jersey Department of Education

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Program Evaluation

Indicators of Program Quality

NJSACC (The Statewide Network for NJ's Afterschool Communities) – with support from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the NJ Department of Education – convened a group of afterschool leaders for a two year period between 2011 and 2013.  Out of this partnership, the New Jersey Quality Standards for Afterschool (NJQSA) were formed.

The NJQSA – together with the Assessment Tool – is a resource that afterschool programs can use for self-evaluation and should be part of a process for continuous quality improvement.  The standards and accompanying tool can be found at