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Schwartz Heather L., Hamilton Laura S., Faxon-Mills Susannah, Gomez Celia J., Huguet Alice, Jaycox Lisa H., Leschitz Jennifer T., Tuma Andrea Prado, Tosh Katie, Whitaker Anamarie A., Wrabel Stephani L., 2020
Reports & Papers
Schools and out-of-school time (OST) programs across the United States are increasingly prioritizing and implementing practices to support children's social and emotional development. This report provides early implementation lessons from six…
Afterschool Alliance, 2020
Reports & Papers
The Afterschool Alliance’s fourth edition of America After 3PM provides a detailed accounting of the circumstances and conditions of U.S. children during the hours of 3 to 6 p.m. and compares afterschool program participation and unmet demand…
United States. Government Accountability Office, April, 2017
Reports & Papers
Education's 21st Century program--funded about $1 billion annually since 2002--supports a broad array of activities outside the school day to improve student outcomes in high-poverty or low-performing K-12 schools. A statement accompanying the…
Singer Jaime, Hutson Michael, August, 2014
Reports & Papers
This report contains information on a study conducted by American Institutes for Research (AIR) to make recommendations for a School Age Design of Great Start to Quality, Michigan’s tiered quality rating improvement system (QRIS). The first report…
Moore Kristin Anderson, Murphey David A., Bandy Tawana, Cooper Mae, March, 2014
Reports & Papers
Children and youth who participate in out-of-school-time (OST) programming are more likely than their non-participating peers to do well in school, get sufficient physical exercise, and avoid involvement in risky behaviors. However, there are…
Sniegowski Samantha, Smith Charles, Garner Angelina, Gersh Anna, McGovern Gina, February, 2014
Reports & Papers
During the 2012-2013 program year, Oklahoma 21st CCLC grantees 107 sites representing 61 grantees successfully completed requirements for both components of the statewide evaluation: Program Evaluation and Program Quality Improvement. There are four…
Afterschool Alliance, 2014
Reports & Papers
The report looks at children participating in afterschool programs and children missing out on afterschool opportunities. It examines who is in afterschool programs, the types of activities offered in programs, satisfaction with program quality, and…
Mielke Monica, Butler Alisha, March, 2013
Reports & Papers
In 2006, 4-H National Headquarters and National 4-H Council introduced an initiative aimed at increasing the number and quality of science, engineering, and technology programs that 4-H offers around the country, and increasing the number of youth…
Riley Derek, Butler Alisha, July, 2012
Reports & Papers
An examination of the challenges faced and strategies used to implement practices in eight domains by programs participating in 4-H Science, an initiative to increase 4-H science, technology, engineering, and applied math program offerings, based on…
Oklahoma Technical Assistance Center, 18 February, 2011
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of Oklahoma 21st Century Community Learning Centers that examines program quality and participant academic outcomes, based on site visit reports, a student outcome database, student and parent surveys, a program quality assessment, and…
Phelps Joshua, Hermann Janice R., Parker Stephany P., Denney Barbara A., December, 2010
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
A study of the relationship between participation in a Cooperative Extension Service after school gardening program and the self-reported physical activity levels of children, based on data from 31 children in third through fifth grade in Oklahoma
Wallace Leah, Sugar Samantha A., Bertoletti Joe, November, 2010
Reports & Papers
An evaluation of a pilot quality improvement process for Oklahoma 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Afterschool Alliance, May, 2010
Reports & Papers
A study of the summer child care arrangements of kindergarten through grade 12 students during the summer of 2008, based on a survey of nearly 30,000 households
Afterschool Alliance, October, 2009
Reports & Papers
A 2009 update of and comparison to a 2004 study of the after school child care arrangements of kindergarten through grade 12 students, based on a survey of nearly 30,000 households
Carver Priscilla R., Iruka Iheoma U., 2006
Reports & Papers
An examination of data from the After-School Programs and Activities survey on the participation of kindergarteners through eighth graders in after school programs, with discussion of the survey?s design, the different types of after school care,…