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Year Published: 2007
An evaluation of high-quality afterschool programs serving low-income elementary and middle school students across diverse community types in eight states. Data collected through standardized test scores, as well as teacher and student surveys indicates regular participation in high-quality afterschool programs provide low-income youth significant gains in math test scores and work habits and reductions in behavioral problems.
Scope of the Evaluation: National
Program Type: Afterschool
Location: Study sites included: Aurora, CO; Baldwin, MI; Bridgeport, CT, Central Falls, RI; Denver, CO; Los Angeles, CA; Missoula, MT; New York, NY; Oakland, CA; Pawtucket, RI; Salem, OR; San Diego, CA; San Ysidro, CA; Seaside, CA.
Grade level: Elementary School, Middle School
Program Demographics: At recruitment, 53 percent of participants were female and 81 percent qualified for free or reduced-price lunch at school. Sixty-six percent were Hispanic, 10 percent were African-American, and 5 percent were Asian.