124 Evidence-Based Afterschool Programs Eligible for ESSA Funds

124 Evidence-Based Afterschool Programs Eligible for ESSA Funds

March 19, 2019

A new report from the Wallace Foundation looks at afterschool programs in the U.S. that are eligible for funding under ESSA. “The law also encourages—and in some cases requires—that applicants for its various funding streams establish that their programs are backed by strong evidence of effectiveness.” The report reviews “research from 2000 to 2017,” and “finds 124 afterschool programs with research that meets the research requirements of ESSA’s top three tiers, and of these half—62—showed positive impacts on students. The report also includes recommendations “for program providers, states, program evaluators and the federal government.”