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Year Published: 2017
A statewide evaluation of Hawaii's 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) programs assessing operations, participation, and student achievement using data from the Annual Performance Reporting (APR) system. This evaluation found improvements in classroom behavior, homework completion and classroom participation, and school day attendance among students regularly participating in Hawaii's 21st CCLC programs. Additionally, improvements in reading and language arts and math were also found among regular participants.
Program Name: Hawaii Statewide 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program
Program Description: Hawaii’s 21st CCLC program—which receives federal support through the 21st CCLC initiative—serves high-needs communities across the state, providing local afterschool and summer programming to more than 5,000 students during the 2014-2015 school year. The program is designed to support students’ performance in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, academics, engagement in school, and behavior at school.
Scope of the Evaluation: Statewide
Grade level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School
Program Demographics: All schools served are Title 1 eligible, meaning more than 40 percent of students qualify for Free and Reduced Price Lunch (FRPL). Among reporting centers, the majority reported that more than half of student participants were eligible for FRPL (53 percent to 81 percent). One center reported that 19 percent of student participants qualified for FRPL and another reported that 49 percent of students qualified. In almost all of the reporting centers, the majority of students were identified as Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander or Asian. (See Exhibit 3 on pg. 5 of the report for participant demographics.)