Building a Strategic Academic Alignment Framework for After School

Investigator: Deborah Lowe Vandell

Graduate Student Researcher: Tracy Bennett

Funding: THINK Together

The goal of this project is to develop a working model of best practices in aligning the work of after-school programs with that of the regular school day. Previous work by THINK Together found higher achievement outcomes for students enrolled in a school district where after-school programs are well integrated into the school day. The current project examines alignment practices in several school districts to determine which practices are most effective and promising in terms of student achievement outcomes. Both quantitative and qualitative data are being collected.