Tools & Training
For 40 years, NIOST has been leading the way in the OST field through both research and action. We are dedicated to growing, professionalizing the OST field, and striving for quality for all, which is why we offer research-based training programs and assessment tools at affordable prices.
Whether you work for a single OST program with limited funds for professional development or a statewide network looking to collect data from multiple program sites, we are here to help. At NIOST, we pride ourselves on being more than a service provider. We are your partner and we are here for you, every step of the way.
Customize your purchase. We know that every OST site is different. That’s why we pride ourselves on our flexibility and creativity. We can adapt any of the NIOST training programs or evaluation tools to make sure that you will get exactly what you need when you work with us.
Our in-person, research-based professional development trainings are designed to give you the information and skills needed to build on the success of your OST programs and to improve in areas that need help.
Tools for Measuring OST Success
Our scientific, field-tested evaluation tools -- the APAS System -- allow OST professionals to measure and build on their success in key areas like program quality, youth engagement, youth outcomes, and long-term growth.
ASQ: A Guide to After-School Quality
Learn the ins and outs of improving OST program quality in 5 easy steps with our team-based approach.