Measuring Impact

CASSY collaborates with school partners to measure the success of our services.  We use a mix of the following quantitative and qualitative tools and metrics to measure the efficacy of our programs:

Quantitative

  • Childrens Gloabal Assesment Scale
    The Childrens Global Assessment Scale (CGAS) is a measure developed by Schaffer and colleagues at the Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University to provide a global measure of level of functioning in children and adolescents. The measure provides a single global rating only, on scale of 0-100. In making their rating, the clinician makes use of the glossary details to determine the meaning of the points on the scale. Our goal is that this CGAS number increases with counseling
  • Walker-McConnell Scale
    A score based on 43 questions about social competency as reported by the student’s teacher. We expect students to be more socially competent as a result of our work.
  • Developmental Assets Profile Survey
    A questionnaire completed by students measuring positive assets in their life. It is our goal that there will be an increase of positive assets in the student’s life.

 

Qualitative

  • Self report by students
    We simply ask students if they thought counseling was helpful and whether they would seek counseling again in the future.
  • Parent feedback
    We request a parent feedback form, which gives the parent an opportunity to evaluate the impact of our services on their child.
  • Staff feedback
    We invite staff to complete a feedback form for students they refer to CASSY.