Understanding and Assessing Program Quality

An introduction to the YPQA, with a matrix comparing it to Washington's TPEP frameworks.

This research brief provides an overview of youth program quality, as defined by the Youth Program Quality Assessment (YPQA), particularly as it relates to the Teacher and Principal Evaluation Project (TPEP) in Washington State. This paper includes an indicator-level comparison of the YPQA and the teacher evaluation frameworks that are part of TPEP. This resource is part of our Partnership Toolkit.