The National Center for Quality Afterschool

Helping local practitioners and state education agencies develop high-quality and balanced programs

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Evaluation Reports

National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning Randomized Controlled Trials:

SEDL's National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning oversaw three randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that evaluated the benefits of promising afterschool interventions on student achievement. The 2-year studies assessed the impacts of READ 180, Voyager, and Success for All curricula in large-scale field trials involving a single school district, several regional districts, and a statewide sample of students attending afterschool programs. SEDL provided reviews and assistance with grantees' study designs, evaluation plans, RCT procedures, and analytic plans.

Texas 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLCs) Evaluation:

SEDL and Academic Information Management, Inc., conducted case studies and cross-case analyses to evaluate Texas 21st CCLC grantees in their second year of implementation. The evaluation study was designed to provide qualitative data that would contribute to a larger quantitative study of the grant program being conducted by the Texas Education Agency. SEDL identified and profiled promising 21st CCLC projects across Texas and examined common characteristics across the afterschool programs they implemented. The study replicated a large-scale study conducted by the National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning, led by SEDL and the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, and commissioned by the U.S. Department of Education.

Online Training for Afterschool Staff
The Afterschool Training Toolkit is available online free of charge.

The following resources can be used with the online Afterschool Training Toolkit to give you the resources you need to build fun, innovative, and academically enriching afterschool activities.