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Michigan 21st Century Community Learning Centers Evaluation: 2017-2018 Annual Report

Year Published: 2019

A statewide evaluation of Michigan’s 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) programs found that based on grades and surveys of teachers, students, and parents, students attending a program for at least 30 days (regular attendees) saw academic gains, as well as improvements in their behavior and engagement in school. Approximately half of students with room for improvement (defined as having a fall GPA below 3.0), saw grade improvement in math (52 percent) and English/language arts (51 percent) from fall to spring. Teacher surveys also reflected an improvement in classroom performance for behaviors such as turning in homework on time and participating in class (74 percent), as well as getting along with other students (79 percent). In addition, both students and parents reported overall positive perceptions of program impact on academic learning and behavior.  

Idaho State Department of Education 21st CCLC Statewide Program Evaluation 2017-2018

Year Published: 2019

A statewide evaluation of Idaho’s 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) programs found that, based on state assessment data, students attending a program for at least 30 days (regular attendees) saw improvements in their academic performance. 39.4 percent of regular program participants who had pre-and post-test scores improved from “not proficient” to “meets or exceeds proficiency” on the Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI) test for K-3rd graders, 13.5 percent improved on the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) English/Language arts test, and 5 percent improved on the ISAT in math. Surveyed parents and students also expressed high satisfaction with 21st CCLC programming. For example, 82 percent of students surveyed agreed that they felt safe in the program and 91 percent of parents surveyed agreed that the 21st CCLC program benefited their child. 

Michigan 21st Century Community Learning Centers Evaluation: 2016-2017 Annual Report

Year Published: 2018

A statewide evaluation of Michigan’s 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) programs found that based on grades and surveys of teachers, students, and parents, students attending a program for at least 30 days (regular attendees) saw academic gains, as well as improvements in their behavior and engagement in school. Approximately half of students with room for improvement (defined as having a fall GPA below 3.0), saw grade improvement in math (51 percent) and English/language arts (49 percent) from fall to spring. Teacher surveys also reflected an improvement in classroom performance for behaviors such as turning in homework on time and participating in class (73 percent), as well as getting along with other students (75 percent). In addition, both students and parents reported overall positive perceptions of program impact on academic learning and behavior.

Missouri 21st Century Community Learning Centers Statewide Evaluation: 2017-2018 Annual Report

Year Published: 2018

A statewide evaluation of Missouri’s 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) programs during the 2017-18 school year examined outcomes related to participants’ academic performance, engagement, and behavior. The evaluation found that almost all 21st CCLC sites reported that at least half of their students maintained or improved their reading/communication arts, math, and science grades. Students in the programs also reported strong personal and social skills and a commitment to learning. 

Montana State Evaluation Report: 2016-17 Annual Report

Year Published: 2018

A statewide evaluation of Montana’s 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) programs examined the impact of 21st CCLC programs on student academic performance, student behaviors, and positive youth assets. Surveyed teachers reported that almost all (93.3 percent) of program participants maintained or increased their academic performance in math and reading. In addition, teachers noticed an increase in the socio-emotional skills of their students.  

Michigan 21st Century Community Learning Centers Evaluation: 2015-2016 Annual Report

Year Published: 2017

A statewide evaluation of Michigan’s 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) programs found that based on grades and surveys of teachers, students, and parents, students attending a program for at least 30 days (regular attendees) saw academic gains, as well as improvements in their behavior and engagement in school. Approximately half of students with room for improvement (defined as having a fall GPA below 3.0), saw grade improvement in math (52 percent) and English/language arts (48 percent) from fall to spring. Teacher surveys also reflected an improvement in classroom performance for behaviors such as turning in homework on time and participating in class (73 percent), as well as getting along with other students (74 percent). In addition, both students and parents reported overall positive perceptions of program impact on academic learning and behavior.  

21st Century Community Learning Centers: 2015-16 Evaluation Report (Nevada)

Year Published: 2017

A statewide evaluation of Nevada’s 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) programs—based on student grades and teacher surveys—demonstrates improvements in academic performance and behavior among regular program participants (attending 30 days or more). Approximately 3 out of 4 regularly attending students with room for improvement improved their overall academic performance (76.5 percent), while a strong majority of students with room for improvement made behavioral gains in areas such as classroom participation (72.8 percent), completing homework to the teacher’s satisfaction (69.1 percent), motivation to learn at school (68.4 percent), and classroom attentiveness (67.9 percent). Students and parents also expressed high satisfaction with 21st CCLC programs. 

Michigan 21st Century Community Learning Centers Evaluation: 2014-2015 Annual Report

Year Published: 2016

A statewide evaluation of Michigan’s 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) programs during the 2014-15 program year found that based on grades and surveys of teachers, students, and parents, students attending a program for at least 30 days (regular attendees) saw academic gains, as well as improvements in their behavior and engagement in school. Approximately half of students with room for improvement (defined as having a fall GPA below 3.0), saw grade improvement in math (49 percent) and English/language arts (50 percent) from fall to spring. Teacher surveys also reflected an improvement in classroom performance for behaviors such as turning in homework on time and participating in class (73 percent), as well as getting along with other students (75 percent). In addition, both students and parents reported overall positive perceptions of program impact on academic learning and behavior.  

Oakland School-Based After School Programs Evaluation: 2014-15 Findings Report

Year Published: 2015

An evaluation of 82 afterschool programs funded by the Oakland School-Based After School Partnership, a collaboration between Oakland Fund for Children and Youth (OFCY) and the Oakland Unified School District’s After School Programs Office (ASPO), that served 16,505 students during the 2014-2015 school year. Site visits and student surveys were used to evaluate the quality of the program and student’s perceptions of the program’s impacts on their academic performance, behavior, health, and readiness for the future. The evaluation found that Oakland afterschool programs are positively impacting their students’ academics, behavior, self-confidence, health and wellness, and readiness for the future.

Effects of the FITKids randomized controlled trial on executive control and brain function

Year Published: 2014

A randomized control study of 221 children participating in the Fitness Improves Thinking in Kids (FITKids) program, a nine-month afterschool physical activity program. Students participating in FITKids in their afterschool program increased their physical fitness by 6 percent compared to less than 1 percent improvement by students not participating in the program. Students in the afterschool program also improved their ability to pay attention, avoid distraction, and switch between cognitive tasks.

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