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Year Published: 2014
A statewide evaluation of Indiana’s 21st CCLC programs, looking at 75 programs across 218 sites. Key findings of this comparative analysis indicate that high-participating students (participants who attended the program 60 days or more) had higher math and English language arts standardized test scores, as well as better grades in math and English compared to students with lower levels of program participation (attended less than 60 days of programming).
Program Name: Indiana’s 21st CCLC program
Program Description: Indiana’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 programs to 75 sub-grantees operating 219 centers during the 2013-14 school year. Across all sites, 23,298 students were served.
Scope of the Evaluation: Statewide
Program Type: Summer, Afterschool, Before school
Program Demographics: Among students participating in Indiana’s 21st CCLC program for 30 days or more, 75 percent were eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, 49 percent of participants were female, and 45 percent of participants were students of color (25 percent were African-American and 16 percent were Hispanic).
Program Website: http://www.doe.in.gov/21stcclc