The purpose of this document is to assure quality control for classroom resources, such as demonstrations, activities, and/ or presentations. This document should be used when vetting resources for use in the psychology classroom. This resource outlines eight questions for teachers to consider before using any resource in a high school psychology class. It also provides a simple vetting rubric for teachers to use to assess any classroom resource.
This resource was developed by the APA Working Group on Ongoing Professional Development from the APA Summit on High School Psychology Education (July 2017).
All high school psychology teachers are invited to join APA TOPSS. For additional information and to join, please visit the TOPSS website.