Assessments and Program Effectiveness
Youth Satisfaction Surveys
During the 2004-2005 school year, over 950 students participated in a youth satisfaction survey developed by WRAP and the Department of Psychology and Research in Education (part of the School of Education) at the University of Kansas. Eighty-two percent said that they felt their coping skills were better after having met with the WRAP worker that day and ninety-four percent were happy with the help they had received.
This year, WRAP will be using a questionnaire called the BASC-2, which stands for Behavioral Assessment System for Children (Second Edition). The purpose of this questionnaire is to help us better assess and understand a child or adolescent's strengths and areas that need improvement. The BASC is a questionnaire that has been used for several years in a variety of settings, including USD 497, and has good validity and reliability.
Only students who access WRAP services individually and on a regular basis will be asked to take the BASC. The specific information that we gain about a student from the BASC will be kept confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside of the WRAP program, including school district staff, without a parent or guardian's written consent. This information will be available to parents and their child at any time and will be used to help guide the work we do with the child. In addition, the information from all students' tests will be combined to evaluate the overall effectiveness of the WRAP program, but no individuals will be identified in any way in this process.
While it is very helpful for students to take the BASC, they (or their parents or guardians) may choose to not participate in this assessment. This will not affect a student's eligibility for all other WRAP services.
For more information, you can visit the website of the test publisher, AGS Publishing, at http://ags.pearsonassessments.com/group.asp?nGroupInfoID=a30000