What Works in Out-of-School Time and How Do We Know?

  • Brianna Kennedy University of Southern California
Keywords: Out of School Time, After School Programs


The burgeoning field of Out-of-School Time provides academic and social services to K-12 students during the time that they are not in school. Hundreds of service providers offer a range of programs that target various student populations. Many tools exist to measure program performance, but no uniform evaluation methods exist to inform funders and community partners about the performance of local programs. The field would benefit from more uniform evaluation efforts, greater articulation between programs, and increased partnerships between service providers and other institutions.