21st Century Community Learning Centers

Improving the outcomes of students in Oregon's 21st CCLC programs

Nuts & Bolts > Program Assessment

Looking at the Data: Afterschool Programs Using Data to Better Serve Students

The Afterschool Alliance, in partnership with MetLife Foundation is proud to present the last of four issue briefs in our sixth series examining critical issues facing middle school youth and the vital role afterschool programs play in addressing these issues. This brief addresses what afterschool programs gain through data collection and evaluation, how to evaluate a program effectively and how to use to data collected for program improvement.

Embracing the Use of Data for Continuous Program Improvement

Continuous improvement processes can strengthen family engagement strategies and outline the mindset and key practices that organizations need to adopt in order to use data to understand and improve upon their work.

Smarter Balanced
State of Oregon

Oregon is part of a team of states working together voluntarily to develop K-12 assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics aligned to Oregon’s Common Core State Standards. These tests are called Smarter Balanced assessments. Delivered online, these tests include questions that adapt to each individual’s performance and feature new “Performance Tasks” that mimic real world application of students’ knowledge and skills.

Title IV-B Monitoring, Annual Reports and Grant Amendment
State of Oregon

This page provides links and resources related to 21st Century Community Learning Centers (Title IV-B) Monitoring, annual reports and Authorized Grant Amendment Procedures and forms.

21st CCLC Nuts and Bolts - Program Evaluation
Quality Self-Assessment (QSA) Tool

The QSA Tool is meant to be used in concert with other formal and informal evaluation methods, such as youth,  parent and staff meetings, youth and parent focus groups, and external monitoring and evaluation.

Learn more about Getting Started with the Quality Self-Assessment (QSA) Tool and how to use the quality improvement process to improve program quality. Then become familiar with the Elements of Program Quality.

Making Out-of-School-Time Matter

Programs that offer out-of-school (OST) and out-of-home services to children and youth can be found in every state and locale and run the gamut from school-age care services supporting working parents to programs specifically structured to prevent problematic behaviors such as drug use or teen pregnancy to academically oriented programs designed to improve test scores to those directed at supporting specific hobbies and interests. 

Selecting the Right Evaluator for your 21st CCLC Program

State of Oregon

Evaluation is essential and is a federal requirement for every Title IV-B funded program. This webinar, presented by ODE, will support Oregon Project Directors and Coordinators in identifying, interviewing and selecting the most qualified local level evaluator and provides an outline of action steps for your program evaluation and a newly required four page Program Description Report.

Selecting your Evaluator webinar:  PowerPoint
Selecting The Right Evaluator For Your 21st CCLC Program: PDF

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