Afterschool Programs: A Review of Evidence Under the Every Student Succeeds Act

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Publication Date
March 2019

Abstract

Afterschool Programs: A Review of Evidence Under the Every Student Succeeds Act reviews research from 2000 to 2017 and finds 128 afterschool programs with research that meets the requirements of ESSA’s top three tiers. Of these, half—64—showed positive impacts on students. The programs, which span grades K-12, are focused on everything from academics to physical fitness to career development. The report concludes with a set of recommendations for program providers, states, program evaluators, and the federal government.

Authors

  • Ruth Curran Neild
  • Sandra Jo Wilson
  • Wendy McClanahan