After-School Program Survey (ASPS)
about the project
The After-School Program Survey (ASPS) looks at supports for positive behavior and academic achievement in after-school programs, as well as the characteristics of participants and their experiences in and attitudes toward after-school programs.
ASPS can be used as either a pre/post survey that gathers information on change over the year, or as a once-a-year assessment.
After administering the survey, each grantee receives an ASPS Grantee Report as well as site-level reports that outline responses and levels of connectedness.
The ASPS data aligns with California Healthy Kids Survey data so that programs can compare CHKS results from students who attend after-school programs to those who do not.
The survey was developed by WestEd for the California Department of Education for use by the 21st Century Community Learning Centers.
InstrumentsAfter-School Program Survey – Intake Survey (ASPS-I)
The ASPS Intake Survey is administered to program participants at the beginning of each year as a "pre-test" of student characteristics, after-school behavior, and reasons for participation. It provides data to guide program development and monitor change.
The ASPS-I is available for grades 4-6 (48 items) and grades 7-12 (66 items), in both English and Spanish. View or download the surveys.
After-School Program Survey – Exit Survey (ASPS-E)
The ASPS Exit Survey can be administered as either an exit or post survey, or once a year to assess students’ program-related experiences, attitudes, and outcomes. It is available for grades 4-6 (73 items) and grades 7-12 (105 items), in both English and Spanish. View or download these surveys.