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21st CCLC -Expanded Learning Opportunities -Research & Resources


This page contains Research & Resources related to 21st CCLC priority topics:

English Language Learners (ELL) Leading Indicators for Program Quality
Afterschool Research Statewide Evaluations
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) College, Work and Citizenship
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELOs)
Inclusion Resources

Family Engagement Resources

English Language Learners (ELL)

Supporting English Language Learners PDF
Opportunities for English Learners in Common Core ELA PDF
ELA Instructional Materials Development Guidelines PDF
ELL Good Practice Resource List

Leading Indicators

Leading Indicators for Program Quality

Afterschool Research

Innovation and Continuous Improvement PDF
The funding provided by 21st CCLC is often crucial for innovations that develop and test new ways to support children’s learning and development, especially those that are informed by sound research and evaluation on what works and why.

21st CCLC - Funded Afterschool Programs PDF
More than a decade of research evidence suggests that 21st CCLC funding can help quality afterschool programs to: Provide a wide array of high quality afterschool experiences for children and youth. Work toward improving academic success. Contribute to improved child well-being.

Statewide Evaluations

Title IV-B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) includes the requirement that State Education Agencies receiving funds shall conduct periodic evaluation of programs and activities carried out under this part and will make public dissemination of the results.

The American Institutes of Research (AIR) completed the statewide evaluation of Oregon 21st CCLC programs in October 2012. Below are found their principal reports from this work:

Slides of Oregon’s 21st CCLC Statewide Evaluation Brief
Oregon 21st CCLC Statewide Evaluation Brief PDF
Oregon’s 21st CCLC Statewide Evaluation Report

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Oregon’s McMinnville School District (MSD) was selected by the U.S. Department of Education as one of only three STEM Showcase programs in the country. The MSD STEM program features community and industry-based hands-on experiences in K-7th grade, 6th-8th grade STEM/STEAM electives, and 9th-12th grade STEM Career Pathways. Additionally, the district runs afterschool robotics programs and two summer STEM programs.
McMinnville School District STEM 21st CCLC Showcase Opportunities Related to Oregon STEM Education

STEM Good Practice Resource List

College, Work and Citizenship

Oregon 21st Century PDF

Supporting Student Outcomes PDF
This research brief shines a spotlight on the role of afterschool and summer learning programs in supporting student success and offers research-derived principles for effective expanded learning partnership efforts.

Engaging Older Youth: Program and City-level Strategies to Support Sustained Participation in Out-of-School Time
Research summary on best practices across multiple programs that engage older youth.

Recruiting, Engaging and Retaining Older Youth in Out-of-School Time Programs PDF
A webinar on this topic created for 21CCLC schools in PA.

Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education (CTE)

CTE Good Practice Resource List

Engaging Older Youth in Career Programming During Out of School Time
A nice list of lessons learned from a study of multiple programs, including creative ideas how to respond to the desire of older youth to engage in career exploration activities.

Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELOs)

ELOs offer structured learning environments outside the traditional school day through before- and after-school, summer, extended-day, -week or -year programs.

Continuity in Education Across Settings PDF
Out of School Time Programs - Rural Areas PDF
Out of School Time Programs for Older Youths PDF
Helping Older Youth Succeed PDF
Working Together to Support Children’s Learning PDF
Data Sharing Resources for Afterschool, EL Programs and Systems PDF

Inclusion Resources

Family Engagement Resources

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