Does Quality Matter in Afterschool? Expanded Learning and Youth Outcomes

New findings from three rigorous evaluations conducted by American Institutes for Research demonstrate that participation in high-quality afterschool programs can improve school success. This session will share the findings from these studies, interpret the pattern and magnitude of effects and discuss the implications of this evidence for afterschool policies.


Presentation at the 2014 Ready by 21 National Meeting in Northern Kentucky.


Author: Charles Smith and Neil Naftzger

Publisher: David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

Quality to Outcomes Slides & Report.pdf - 1.76 MB
2014-04-21 Summary of Quality Studies FINAL.pdf - 536.3 KB