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What Does the Research Say About Afterschool?

Afterschool and summer learning programs provide critical supports to families and have demonstrable effects on students’ academic achievement, school-day attendance, engagement in learning, and behavior. This November 2017 fact sheet from the Afterschool Alliance summarizes the results of research studies and program-level evaluations on the important contribution that out-of-school-time programs to these key outcomes. Some of the positive effects detailed in this fact sheet include:

  • Improvements in reading and math achievement
  • Increases in classroom engagement
  • Higher rates of school-day attendance
  • Reductions in risky behavior
  • Improvements in decision-making skills

Access this fact sheet here

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