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ERIC Number: ED512654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 152
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
What Works? Common Practices in High Functioning Afterschool Programs across the Nation in Math, Reading, Science, Arts, Technology, and Homework--A Study by the National Partnership. The Afterschool Program Assessment Guide. CRESST Report 768
Huang, Denise; Cho, Jamie; Mostafavi, Sima; Nam, Hannah H.; Oh, Christine; Harven, Aletha; Leon, Seth
National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)
In an effort to identify and incorporate exemplary practices into existing and future afterschool programs, the U.S. Department of Education commissioned a large-scale evaluation of the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) program. The purpose of this evaluation project was to develop resources and professional development that addresses issues relating to the establishment and sustainability of afterschool programs. Fifty-three high functioning programs representative across eight regional divisions of the nation, including rural and urban programs, community-based and school district related programs, were identified using rigorous methods. Exemplary practices in program organization, program structure, and especially in content delivery were studied. The findings were synthesized into the Afterschool Toolkit that was made available to programs nationwide via the world-wide-web. Professional development was conducted consistently and extensively throughout the nation. Appendices include: (1) Goal Setting and Curriculum Practices: Standards-based Instruction; (2) Goal Setting and Curricular Practices: Instructional Strategies; (3) Evaluative Structures and Program Impact: Day-school Teacher Perception of Changes (Figures G-J); (4) Validation Models by Contents Technology Validation Model; and (5) The Afterschool Program Assessment System. (Contains 22 tables and 24 figures.)
National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST). 300 Charles E Young Drive N, GSE&IS Building 3rd Floor, Mailbox 951522, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1522. Tel: 310-206-1532; Fax: 310-825-3883; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing