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Knowledge From the Field

After-School Data: What Cities Need to Know

Published: June 2012

Publisher(s): Wallace Foundation

Author(s): Gill, Jennifer

Funder(s): Wallace Foundation

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After-School Data

Area of Focus: Out-of-School Time


This set of six tip sheets shows how data can be used to improve access to high-quality after-school and summer programs. Intended for city agencies, program providers, intermediary groups, parents, and youth advocates, each tip sheet includes links to sample documents and a reading list for further information.

Key Findings and/or Recommendations

=Data can advance out-of-school time (OST) efforts to support advocacy, evaluate program quality, improve accountability, map the supply and demand for programming, and assess if OST participation affects children’s progress in school.

=When cities collect information on OST programming, relationships grow stronger between various partners who play a role in improving learning opportunities for children

Focus: National

Subjects/Keywords: Accountability; Advocacy; After School; Data; Evaluation; OST; Out-of-School Time; Quality

+ Successful strategy
= Observation
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