National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment Resource Library

The NCASE Resource Library connects you with tools, profiles, and information on a range of key topics in Out-of-School Time.

Evaluations Backgrounder: A Summary of Formal Evaluations of Afterschool Programs' Impact on Academics, Behavior, Safety, and Family Life

This issue brief provides a summary of evaluations on the impact of after school programs on the children who participate, their parents, and their communities. For ease of use, so system builders and grant writers can easily access information, the evaluation findings of individual studies are summarized both in a narrative report and in a summary chart, divided thematically into academic outcomes and behavioral outcomes. The summary chart includes evaluations from 2002-2013; each study includes information on title, author, date, a description of the study, type of study (state or national evaluation), and key findings.

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