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From its founding, The After-School Corporation (TASC) has worked to advance two interrelated goals: (1) Increase the availability of after-school opportunities by providing resources and approaches for establishing new projects and expanding existing projects; and (2) Enhance the quality of after-school services by incorporating research-based program components that are associated with student success and program sustainability. These goals have led TASC to engage in the rapid development and scaling up of after-school programming, in itself a major logistical accomplishment, and also the implementation of project monitoring, technical assistance, and professional development, along with the creation of special initiatives to address the relationships and supports that sustain TASC's network of after-school projects. These Supplementary Papers describe the overall goals and mission of TASC, the after-school service approach that it adopted, the resources and partnerships that support TASC, and its efforts to develop an after-school workforce. Appended are: (1) Criteria and Initial Characteristics of Participants, Active Participants, and Nonparticipants; and (2) Details of Data Used in Analysis of Changes in School Attendance. [This report was prepared for The After-School Corporation. For the Summary Report of the TASC Evaluation, see ED491883.]

Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, After School Programs, Attendance, Data Analysis, Educational Quality, Program Evaluation, Professional Development, Student Characteristics, Partnerships in Education

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Author: Policy Studies Associates, Inc.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=8100&id=ED491884







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