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National Institute on Out-of-School Time (U.S.), October, 2014
Reports & Papers
Researchers from the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) at the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College studied the physical activity levels of 112 Kindergarten and First Grade children from September 2013 through May 2014 in…
National Institute on Out-of-School Time (U.S.), October, 2014
Reports & Papers
Researchers from the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) at the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College studied the physical activity levels of 112 Kindergarten and First Grade children from September 2013 through May 2014 in…
Wiecha Jean, Barnes Michelle, Hall Georgia, 07 January, 2014
Reports & Papers
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report found limited evidence that community and out-of-school time program (OST) settings were successful in increasing physical activity among children and youth. The report noted that these…
National Institute on Out-of-School Time (U.S.), RTI International, 2014
Other
We are pleased to present this collection of profiles of professional development initiatives that are hosted by organizations promoting the healthy development of children and youth during the out-of-school time (OST) hours. These profiles were…
National Institute on Out-of-School Time (U.S.), December, 2013
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Evaluation and research for the study were conducted from September 2011 through June 2013. Data were collected through (a) child-level school assessment data, (b) teacher and parent surveys, and (c) program data. BOKS students were compared to a…
National Institute on Out-of-School Time (U.S.), May, 2013
Reports & Papers
BOKS (Build Our Kids' Success) is a before-school physical activity program which takes place in schools and was developed with support from the Reebok Foundation. Researchers from the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) at the…
National Institute on Out-of-School Time (U.S.), January, 2013
Reports & Papers
Researchers from the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) at the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College conducted a study from September 2011 through June 2012 in the Natick Public Schools in Massachusetts examining possible…
Tracy Allison J., Surr Wendy, Richer Amanda, 2012
Reports & Papers
Findings from an exploration of the validity and reliability of the Assessment of Afterschool Program Practices Tool (APT), an observational measure of quality in after school programs, based on observations conducted in 25 after school programs in…
Tracy Allison J., Surr Wendy, Richer Amanda, 2012
Executive Summary
A summary of findings from an exploration of the validity and reliability of the Assessment of Afterschool Program Practices Tool (APT), an observational measure of quality in after school programs, based on observations conducted in 25 after school…
Gannett Ellen, Mello Sarah, Starr Elizabeth, November 11, 2009
Other
An examination of considerations for the development of a credential in the field of after school and youth development
University of Pennsylvania. Out-of-School Time Resource Center, August, 2009
Reports & Papers
Findings from an evaluation of a professional development fellowship program for out of school time program workers, based on information gathered through surveys and focus groups with 10 program participants from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania. Out-of-School Time Resource Center, August, 2009
Executive Summary
A summary of findings from an evaluation of a professional development fellowship program for out of school time program workers, based on information gathered through surveys and focus groups with 10 program participants from Philadelphia,…
National Institute on Out-of-School Time (U.S.), 2009
Fact Sheets & Briefs
An overview of characteristics of out-of-school time service provision in the United States, including the benefits of after school program participation, the need for services across a wide range of children, characteristics of the out-of-school…
National Institute on Out-of-School Time (U.S.), 2008
Fact Sheets & Briefs
A review of ways in which after school program participation improves the cognitive and behavioral outcomes of at risk children
National Institute on Out-of-School Time (U.S.), June 2007
Literature Review
A review of research on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) practices in out-of-school time programs