What are the components of high-quality after-school care for children ages 5-12? How can we evaluate these programmes? These are the challenges facing caregivers, schools, agencies, and parents as after-school programmes proliferate. The School-Age Care Environment Rating Scale, Updated Edition provides an easy-to-use resource for defining and assessing the quality of both public and private programmes caring for school-age children during out-of-school time.
This updated, spiral-bound edition is re-formatted so that each Item appears on its own page, along with Notes for Clarification and Questions. The expanded Scoresheet can be copied from the book or downloaded at the link above. Selected revised Items make scoring more accurate and informative.
The SACERS Updated Edition consists of 47 items, organised under 7 categories:
Space and Furnishings Health and Safety Activities Interactions Programme Structure Staff Development Special Needs Supplementary Items
The SACERS Updated Edition is designed to be comprehensive in coverage and easy to use. Instructions for using the scale provide options for self-assessment in addition to formal assessments.
Who should use the SACERS?
Programme directors Organisations, states, and agencies doing QRIS and continuous improvement evaluations School districts Programme funders School principals Community-based out-of-school programmes States receiving Race to the Top funds Teachers Teacher educators Researchers