The Tutoring Quality Improvement System (TQIS) provides tutoring programs with a free and research-based assessment of their program’s quality by comparing the tutoring program’s characteristics and activities to a set of industry quality standards. The Tutoring Quality Standards are aligned with NSSA’s Framework for High-Impact Tutoring and were developed by the TQIS Advisory Group.

Take this free, research-based assessment of your tutoring program to find out:

  • how aligned your program is with research-based quality standards and
  • how you can improve the quality of your program through tailored recommendations and resources
Tutoring Quality Improvement System


The Self Assessment version can be completed in about 15-20 minutes by answering a series of questions with results, recommendations and resources available immediately. We suggest previewing this TQIS Self Assessment Form to familiarize yourself with the questions prior to taking the assessment.

The Self-Assessment

Stay Tuned…

Get ready to learn more about your tutoring program’s alignment to high-impact standards and how you can improve through NSSA’s upcoming Tutoring Program Design Badge. 

We are transitioning from the Validated Assessment to a new Badging process that shows how well a tutoring program’s design aligns with fundamental Tutoring Quality Standards. 

While the official launch of the program is scheduled for later in 2024, you can start the process early by completing the new and improved Self-Assessment today. 

Stay tuned for more details!