Research

California Afterschool Outcome Measures Project, Phase 3: Field Testing of Measures

Investigator: Deborah Lowe Vandell

Funding: California Department of Education

Project Description

This task involves the completion of a large-scale field test of a set of student outcome measures for publically funded afterschool programs as required by California Education Code (section 8484), that requires the State to provide Afterschool Education and Safety (ASES) Program grantees with the option to choose, as their accountability assessment, measures of skill development and positive behavior change. This online toolbox, composed of a battery of reliable and valid measures of skill development and positive behavior change to be collected from program staff, classroom teachers, and the students themselves, has been developed and pilot tested by University of California, Irvine, in collaboration with the University of California, Davis, during October 1, 2008-June, 30, 2010. The measures have been reviewed by representatives from the afterschool field and the California Department of Education (CDE) and are ready to be field-tested.