Expanding Assessments & Instruments Catalog

23.02.21 06:56 PM By Samantha Lape

New to the COMET catalog are four new SMART Moves (Skills Mastery and Resilience Training) assessments.

SMART Moves uses a team approach that involves Club staff, peer leaders, parents, and community representatives. Young people ages 6 to 15 engage in discussion and role-playing, practicing resilience and refusal skills, developing assertiveness, strengthening decision-making skills, and analyzing media and peer influence. The ultimate goal is to promote abstinence from substance abuse and adolescent sexual involvement through the practice of responsible behavior. (source:

      • SMART Moves: Emotional Wellness Grades 3-5 & 6-8
      • SMART Moves: Nicotine Module For Members In Grades 3-5
      • SMART Moves: Nicotine Module For Members In Grades 6-8
      • SMART Moves: Core

COMET has been working with Boys & Girls Clubs around the country for years. “We found that we just couldn’t get the data we entered back out of our old system quickly, or in a fashion that coincided with what our funders were asking for.” Dwayne Mahoney Executive Director Boys & Girls Club of Rochester

While the City of Rochester has a high poverty rate, ranking 7th in the nation for child poverty, it also has a history of philanthropy with a strong culture of giving. However, generosity comes with obligations, and funders want real results. In addition to tracking program and activity attendance, COMET users can assess summer learning loss, track report card grades, and evaluate the progress club members make in their programs. That data becomes useful information that organizations can report on and use to demonstrate and improve outcomes for their programs and members. The relationship between attendance and outcomes is vital to demonstrate impact. 

Learn more about COMET Operations and how our work to support the Boys & Girls Club resulted in a rich set of capabilities to operate a child-focused organization, including tracking and reporting on membership, programs, classes, and activities, and their associated outcomes. 

Samantha Lape