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Sparr Mariel, Morrison Colleen, Miller Kassandra, Bartko W. Todd, Frazier Stacy L., February 2021
Literature Review

This literature review sought to - Supplement and update existing literature and meta-analytic reviews of social-emotional and behavioral health outcomes achieved in afterschool programs, with a specific focus on those serving children 6 to 12…

Neild Ruth Curran, Wilson Sandra Jo, McClanahan Wendy S., 2019
Literature Review
This review summarizes virtually all available evidence on the effectiveness of specific afterschool programs, based on a comprehensive literature search and review of studies published in 2000 or later. (author abstract)
McCombs Jennifer Sloan, Augustine Catherine H., Unlu Fatih, Ziol-Guest Kathleen M., Naftel Scott, Gomez Celia J., Marsh Terry, Akinniranye Goke, Todd Ivy, 2019
Literature Review
This report, which provides a systematic review of the evidence supporting summer programs as well as examples of evidence-based programs, is intended to provide guidance regarding the effectiveness of summer interventions. It intentionally provides…
Berry Tiffany, Teachanarong-Aragon Lisa, Sloper Michelle, Bartlett Jessica Dym, Steber Kathryn (Kate), 30 November, 2018
Literature Review
The overarching goal of this White Paper is to demonstrate--through a comprehensive review of academic research--how afterschool programs can build protective and promotive factors associated with supporting positive development in youth. (author…
McCombs Jennifer Sloan, Whitaker Anamarie A., Yoo Paul, 2017
Literature Review
To better understand the value and effectiveness of out-of-school time (OST) programs, RAND researchers examined programs through the lenses of content, dosage (the hours of content provided), and outcomes measured, focusing on rigorous (i.e.,…
Taheri Sema A., Welsh Brandon C., July, 2016
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
This article reports on the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of after-school programs (ASPs) on delinquency. Mixed results from some well-known evaluations, a wide range of modalities, and continued interest in and…
Knopf John A., Hahn Robert A., Proia Krista K., Truman Benedict I., Johnson Robert L., Muntaner Carles, Fielding Johnathan E., Jones Camara P., Fullilove Mindy T., Hunt Pete C., Qu Shuli, Chattopadhyay Sajal K., Milstein Bobby, Task Force on Community Preventive Services (U.S.), November/December 2015
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
Context: Low-income and minority status in the United States are associated with poor educational outcomes, which, in turn, reduce the long-term health benefits of education. Objective: This systematic review assessed the extent to which out-of-…
Kremer Kristen P., Maynard Brandy R., Polanin Joshua R., Vaughn Michael G., Sarteschi Christine M., March, 2015
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
The popularity, demand, and increased federal and private funding for after-school programs have resulted in a marked increase in after-school programs over the past two decades. After-school programs are used to prevent adverse outcomes, decrease…
Kidron Yael, Lindsay Jim, July, 2014
Literature Review
This report summarizes a review of rigorous research studies on increased learning time. Findings across studies have been combined using meta-analysis techniques. - Increased learning time programs improved literacy and math achievement when…
Moroney Deborah, Newman Jessica, Smith Charles, McGovern Gina, Yohalem Nicole, April, 2014
Literature Review
Every Hour Counts, formerly the Collaborative for Building After-School Systems (CBASS), commissioned this literature review as it is in the process of revising its 2008 measurement framework to reflect changes in policy, practice, and research. The…
Kim James S., Quinn David M., September, 2013
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
This meta-analysis reviewed research on summer reading interventions conducted in the United States and Canada from 1998 to 2011. The synthesis included 41 classroom- and home-based summer reading interventions involving children from kindergarten…
Redd Zakia, Boccanfuso Christopher, Walker Karen E., Princiotta Daniel, Knewstub Dylan, Moore Kristin Anderson, August, 2012
Literature Review
A review of research on program models that expand learning for children through extended school days, extended school years, and expanded learning opportunities during out-of-school time hours
Child Trends, July, 2012
Literature Review
A review of the impact of out-of-school time programs on adolescents' and young adults' behavior problems, substance use, reproductive health, socioemotional health, life skills, education, and physical health, based on random assignment studies of…
Beets Michael W., Wallner Megan, Beighle Aaron, August 2010
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
An identification of state-level policies, standards, recommendations, and guidelines on the topic of physical activity in afterschool settings, based on a search of documents regarding the promotion of quality in afterschool programs in each of the…
Durlak Joseph A., Weissberg Roger P., Pachan Molly, June 2010
Literature Review
Peer Reviewed
A meta-analysis of research on after school programs that seek to enhance the personal and social skills of children and adolescents, based on 75 evaluations and 69 different programs that serve children 5- through 18-years-old