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After-School Programs

By Sarah D. Sparks — March 11, 2019 1 min read

After-school programs can help schools support students’ reading and math achievement, social-emotional development, and their likelihood of graduating high school, finds a research analysis.

The research groups Research for Action, Abt Associates, and McClanahan Associates analyzed the research track records of 148 after-school programs.

Sixty-four of them showed evidence of benefits for academic or social-emotional outcomes. Effective programs were found across every grade level, but there were significantly more for elementary and middle school grades than for high school.

A version of this article appeared in the March 13, 2019 edition of Education Week as After-School Programs

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