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Year Published: 2014
A statewide evaluation of Wisconsin’s 220 21st CCLC programs during the 2013-2014 school year. This evaluation focuses on the academic and behavioral outcomes of these programs. Primary teachers were surveyed to collect data on student academic performances, behavior, and engagement in learning. Key findings include that students who participated in Wisconsin’s 21st CCLC program experienced a number of improvements in academic performance, such as completing and turning in homework on time, school day attendance, and behavior, which includes getting along with others and coming to school motivated to learn.
Program Name: Wisconsin’s 21st CCLC Program
Program Description: Wisconsin’s 21st Century Community Learning Center program—which has received federal support through the 21st CCLC initiative—serves high-needs communities across the state, providing local afterschool and summer programming to 220 centers serving a total of 42,417 students during the 2013-14 school year.
Scope of the Evaluation: Statewide
Program Type: Afterschool, Before school
Program Demographics: In the 2013-2014 academic year, 77 percent of regular attendees were economically disadvantaged, 16 percent were English Language Learners, and 59 percent were students of color, including 32 percent African-American students, 22 percent Hispanic students, 4 percent Asian students, and 2 percent American Indian students.
Program Website: http://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/clc