In 2013, the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality (Weikart Center) and the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) began a collaboration to improve the quality of summer learning programs. The Summer Learning Program Quality Intervention (SLPQI) is a continuous improvement intervention for summer learning programs that includes four core components:
A standard and measures for quality of management and instructional practices;
Training and technical assistance supports;
Performance data products;
And a continuous improvement cycle that fits the prior three elements to local circumstances and resources.
The SLPQI was designed to advance the science and practice of continuous improvement by focusing on qualities of learner experience that optimize skill building in specific domains, active-participatory and academic.
To learn more about the SLPQI and find information on who to contact for questions, click here to access the Weikart Center's website.