Evaluating After-School Programs
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 Trends , 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.
Vol. 27, Issue 19, Page 5Published in Print: January 16, 2008, as Evaluating After-School Programs