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Evaluating After-School Programs

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Outcome Evaluation: A Guide for Out-of-School Time Practitioners

Outcome evaluations that investigate whether after-school programs are run successfully should be used regularly by staff members and administrators, says a policy brief by Child TrendsRequires Adobe Acrobat Reader , a Washington-based nonprofit organization that researches child and youth issues.

The report also says that outcome evaluations can be conducted either during the early stages or in mature stages of after-school programs, and that those assessments should take into account the changing dynamic of an after-school program and be unique to each program, rather than generic.

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Vol. 27, Issue 19, Page 5

Published in Print: January 16, 2008, as Evaluating After-School Programs
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