Out-of-School Time Program Evaluation Database

Posted by on July 4, 2003

[from Promising Practices in After School listserv]

Harvard Family Research Project has just added 16 new profiles of out-of-school time program evaluations to our Out-of-School Time Program Evaluation Database.

Responding to the increasing interest in out-of-school time program outcomes, this batch includes several evaluations that have used quasi-experimental and experimental research designs to examine program effectiveness in the areas of academic, youth development, and prevention outcomes. In addition to these new profiles we have updated several of our current profiles, including TASC, Foundations, and YouthPlaces and we have summarized the first-year findings of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program evaluation.

The database is available in the OST section of our website at:


To search the database on a range of criteria click on “search out-of-school time program evaluation database.” To see a list of all the programs covered in the database click on “see all out-of-school time program evaluations.”

And while you are on our website, be sure to check out our growing list of OST resources, including our new brief, “Why, When, and How To Use Evaluation: Experts Speak Out”–a set of commentaries and related resources on the 21st CCLC first-year evaluation report–available at:


Our next brief will summarize the information in these and other quasi-experimental and experimental OST evaluations. To be notified when it becomes available on our website you can sign up for OST notification email at:


Best regards,

Stacey Miller
Harvard Family Research Project

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