The WASCIP (formally known as CIPAS) was originally developed by the National Community Education Association (NCEA). The NCEA version included seven comprehensive program review rubrics covering program administration, financing, family and community relations, and more. In April, 2005, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, along with over 80 directors of 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CLCs) across the state, developed eight additional rubrics to address specific program components, such as math and literacy programming. As a result WASCIP addresses twenty-one areas for assessment within the framework of four key areas of program operation:
- Supportive Environment for Youth Development
WASCIP Self-Assessment Rubric
WASCIP Resource Guide
WI 21st Century Community Learning Centers WASCIP Self-Assessment Action Planning Webinar
On November 8, 2011, Carol McElvain and Fausto López from the American Institute for Research, facilitated a webinar on how to complete the WASCIP process. The webinar provides guidance on how to think intentionally about program assessment, develop an effective improvement plan, identify resources to support improvement strategies, and implement the improvement plan.