Research & Reports

Across Oregon

Take a look at Oregon’s Fact Page to see more of what parents are saying about the Benefits, Summer, Health & Wellness and STEM in afterschool and summer.

Afterschool Works One Pager

OregonASK historical reports & research

Oregon’s Vision for Supporting Student Success through Expanded Learning Report (2011)

Afterschool Workforce A Critical Partner (2012)

Afterschool: A Parent Perspective (2013) 

A Nation at Hope

The Aspen Institute released the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and
Academic Development in 2019. The release of From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope is filled with profound hope on how we can foster in our children the knowledge, skills, and character to make better lives and a better country.

This report emphasizes translating how people learn into practice and helping students learning skills like collaboration, empathy, and perseverance requires systemic change. This understanding is fueling a growing movement of young people, educators, parents, researchers, leaders in business and civil rights and communities from across the country. Science has made clear that children learn best when we teach them as whole people, and schools and communities are recognizing that they can no longer separate academics and students’ broader development.  To view the whole report, click here.

National Study on STEM learning

OregonASK took part in a summer survey of programs who offered STEM in the Multi-State Afterschool STEM Summer Survey. The interim report and results are expected to be shared out with partners and stakeholders soon. We look forward to having more data to share with key decision makers about the need to help increase access to high quality STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs.  See overview and reports from the initial afterschool survey in 2016-17 below:

Afterschool STEM Impact Overview

Afterschool & STEM System-Building Oregon Evaluation 2016

National Afterschool & STEM System-Building Report

Informal STEM in Oregon

National Attendance Brief on Chronic Absenteeism

Attendance Works and the Everyone Graduates Center released their September brief,  Data Matters: Using Chronic Absence to Accelerate Action for Student SuccessThe brief includes key findings from national data analysis and recommendations for finding solutions. They have also separated data by state and partnered with The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution to provide an interactive map that allows anyone — from parents to policymakers — to explore the scale of the chronic absence problem documented in the 2015-16 school year data.

New Research on Easy, Affordable SEL Practices

As the prominence of social and emotional learning (SEL) to support students’ development in school and beyond continues to grow in education circles, challenges implementing SEL programming have also arisen. The latest issue brief in a series supported by The Wallace Foundation, Kernels of Practice for SEL: Low-Cost, Low-Burden Strategies, offers a valuable approach to lower barriers that programs may face when looking to incorporate SEL programming. Learn More Here!

Afterschool and Workforce: Bridging Systems to Serve Older Youth

Afterschool and Summer programs are working to close the gap between student skills and employability skills. Not only are these programs helping connect students to careers but they’re opening up new career interests and passions. Read more here.

Research Resource Center

National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) provides training and technical assistance to State, Territory and Tribal Child Care and Development Fund agencies and their networks and stakeholders. The goal of NCASE is to ensure that school-age children in families of low income have increased access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning experiences that contribute to their overall development and academic achievement.

The NCASE Resource Library connects you with tools, profiles, and inf20140821_134301ormation on a range of key topics in Out-of-School Time. Visit the NCASE Resource Library and learn more about key topics in out-of-school time, including systems-building, q
uality improvement, family engagement, and professional development. Bookmark the page for return visits!

Check back soon for additional information and links to research on the benefits of afterschool and summer learning!