SAYD Toolbox

Toolbox Overview

The Gateways to Opportunity School-Age and Youth Development Competency Toolbox includes a variety of resources supporting assessment within a competency-based system.

Toolbox Organization

Toolbox organization is based on the 7 Gateways Content Areas.

  • CPD: Curriculum or Program Design
  • FCR: Family and Community Relationships
  • HGD: Human Growth and Development
  • HSW: Health, Safety and Well-Being
  • IRE: Interactions, Relationships, and Environments
  • OA: Observation and Assessment
  • PPD: Personal and Professional Development

The School-Age and Youth Development Credential has 2 additional content areas:

  • PAGF: Program and Agency Governance and Function
  • AP: Advocacy and Policy

Assessments are included within each content area.  The Assessments provided correspond to Credential Levels (Level 2, 3, 4, and 5). Faculty select Assessments based on alignment between targeted competency and the highest leveled Assessment target.  The following provides an overview of each of the Content Areas, aligned competencies, and related Assessments, by Level (2-5).

Please note: Titles for each Assessment include Level and in some cases, Assessments include multiple choices for each level.  

Advocating for School-Age and Youth Project
Lesson Planning, Implementation, and Reflection
Family Interview
Program Handbook
Child Study Project
Educational Materials Project    
Observation and Assessment Strategies and Analysis
Professional Assessment and Planning
Program Handbook Development

 

Master Rubrics

Master Rubrics are provided for each of the competencies included within the 9 Gateways School-Age and Youth Development Content Areas. Assessments can be designed based on using Master Rubrics in their entirety, or by using a unique compilation rubric rows.

Master Rubric Organization

Each Master Rubric includes the targeted competency in the column to the far left. Columns from left to right denote varying levels of proficiency for each targeted competency.

Master Rubric Color Coding Scheme

Master Rubrics are color coded based on Credential Levels rubric rows align to:

  • Level 2 = Yellow
  • Level 3 = Green
  • Level 4 = Orange
  • Level 5 = Blue
Master Rubrics
  • Curriculum or Program Design Master Rubric PDF DOC
  • Family & Community Relationships Master Rubric PDF DOC
  • Human Growth & Development Master Rubric PDF DOC
  • Health Safety & Well-Being Master Rubric PDF DOC
  • Interactions, Relationships & Environments Master Rubric PDF DOC
  • Observation and Assessment Master Rubric PDF DOC
  • Personal & Professional Development Master Rubric PDF DOC
  • Program and Agency Governance & Function Master Rubric PDF DOC
  • Advocacy and Policy Master Rubric PDF DOC
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