ERIC Number: ED484348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Afterschool Alliance Backgrounder: Formal Evaluations of the Academic Impact of Afterschool Programs.
This report provides an evaluation of the academic impact of afterschool programs. Although afterschool programs for children have been operating for many years in some communities, the afterschool movement is just a few years old. As public demand for afterschool has grown, so has the demand for accountability. That is particularly true in afterschool programs that spend public dollars. In this report, the following sections are discussed: "The Landscape of Afterschool Evaluations"; "Summary Lessons from the Data"; "Large-Scale Evaluations of Afterschool"; "The Mathematica Study"; and "Afterschool Evaluations in Detail." Also, summaries are provided of several of the most extensive evaluations.
Descriptors: After School Programs, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Accountability, Academic Achievement, Student Diversity, Student Evaluation, Achievement Tests
Afterschool Alliance, 1616 H St., NW, Suite 820, Washington, DC 20006. Tel: 202-347-2030.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Afterschool Alliance, Washington, DC.