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ERIC Number: ED593606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 396
Abstractor: ERIC
A Companion to Afterschool Programs: A Review of Evidence under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Afterschool Evidence Guide
Neild, Ruth Curran; Wilson, Sandra Jo; McClanahan, Wendy
Research for Action
This evidence guide provides detailed research summaries on the effectiveness of specific afterschool programs for improving outcomes for students in grades K-12. The purpose of the guide is to present information that education agencies, afterschool providers, and others can use as they make decisions about afterschool programming. The guide is a companion to "Afterschool Programs: A Review of Evidence Under the Every Student Succeeds Act." The review is based on a comprehensive, systematic literature search for studies published between 2000-17 of the effectiveness of afterschool programs. Prior to this review, the full extent of evidence-building about afterschool programs was not known. This guide demonstrates that, since 2000, there have been many rigorous studies of the effectiveness of afterschool programs. This guide also provides information to use in decision-making about afterschool programming. This guide includes several types of evidence summaries: (1) Summaries of evidence for afterschool programs; (2) Brief summaries of the effectiveness of school-sponsored extracurricular programs; (3) Brief summaries of studies that meet a lower research quality standard; (4) Brief summaries of studies with insufficient information to assign an Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) tier; and (5) Brief summaries of studies of year-round out-of-school time programs. [For "Afterschool Programs: A Review of Evidence Under the Every Student Succeeds Act," see ED593600.]
Research for Action. 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Tel: 215-823-2500; Fax: 215-823-2510; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research-practitioner Partnerships; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Wallace Foundation
Authoring Institution: Research for Action; McClanahan Associates, Inc. (MAI); Abt Associates, Inc.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Every Student Succeeds Act 2015