Developmental Assets Profile (DAP)

The Developmental Assets Profile (DAP) is a 58-item survey that was created by the Search Institute to measure the presence - and change over time - of the eight categories of developmental assets found within the Search's Developmental Assets Framework. The DAP is a measurement tool that yields quantitative scores for each of the asset categories shown below. The 40 corresponding assets are listed on the right.

Consolidated High School District 230 students took the DAP in the fall of 2016. The district-wide results are indicated in the colored bands below each category in this graphic.

Red = Challenged       Orange = Vulnerable       Blue = Adequate       Green = Thriving

Those interested in learning how they can help their child further develop the assests, can click on the categories listed below to see a list of positive ways you can assist.

External Assets

The first four asset categories focus on external structures, relationships, and activities that create a positive environment for young people, according to Search Institute.





Internal Assets

The next four asset categories focus on internal values, skills, and beliefs that young people also need to fuly engage with and function in the world around them, according to Search Institute.






Reliable and Most Used Resource in the World
"Data from the Developmental Assets Protocol (DAP) survey has been helping organizations and partnerships since 2005. To date, more than 600,000 young people in between the ages of 8 and 18 have taken the DAP, making it one of the most used instruments in the world for measuring the internal strengths and external supports that influence a youth's success in school and in life. Multiple studies have demonstrated that the DAP measures those strengths and supports in valid and reliable ways. When DAP data is combined with data on attendance, achievement and other factors, it is possible to gain a more complete picture of young people's lives. That more complete pictures makes it possible to design and implement better strategies to prepare young people to thrive in some type of college, a high-skill career, and citizenship." (


If you have questions about the DAP, please contact the Guidance Office at your school. 

  • Sandburg - 708-671-3121
  • Stagg - 708-974-7421
  • Andrew - 708-342-5822

Source: Search Institute

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