OST Foundations and Background

Afterschool Programs That Follow Evidence-Based Practices to Promote Social and Emotional Development Are EffectiveExpanded Learning and Afterschool Project, 2013. A research summary by Joseph Durlak and Roger Weissberg outlining the findings of their meta-analysis of over 60 studies of afterschool programs.

America After 3pmAfterschool Alliance, 2014. This report summarizes findings from an in-depth study of current afterschool programming and gaps in service.

Highlights from the OST Database. Harvard Family Research Project, 2012. This great resource features a number of research updates on a range of out of school time topics.

Hours of Opportunity. Rand Education, commissioned by The Wallace Foundation, 2010. This three volume series provides an in-depth overview of out of school time from the perspective of five cities.

Can Afterschool Programs Help Level the Academic Playing Field for Disadvantaged Youth? Campaign for Educational Equality, 2009. This report from Teachers College at Columbia University provides an overview of OST research and the potential for using OST to close the achievement gap.

Making the Connections: A Report on the First National Survey of Out-of-School-Time Intermediary Organizations. The Collaborative for Building After-School Systems, 2012. This report shares findings from a survey of out of school time intermediary organizations to explain their work, successes, and areas for improvement.

Uncertain TimesAfterschool Alliance, 2012. This report examines the impact of the nation’s economy on the provision of after school programming.