Evaluation of the New Hampshire 21st Century Community Learning Center Program

Youth Development / Expanded Learning Opportunities
New Hampshire Department of Education
PSA Director
Christina A. Russell

PSA worked with the New Hampshire Department of Education (NHDOE) to design and launch an ongoing performance-management and evaluation strategy for its 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) program. The statewide evaluation of the 21st CCLC program was designed to generate consistent information about the ways in which programs were implemented and contribute to desired academic and life skills outcomes for students.

The evaluation helped the NHDOE identify promising practices in the 21st CCLC system, examine the achievement of outcomes, and offer targeted supports and resources for improving program quality. In addition, the evaluation generated site-specific data that can be used by 21st CCLC programs in their own evaluation and reporting efforts. Data collection included surveys of program directors and coordinators, principals, and students. The evaluation also used data maintained by the NHDOE, including student performance data and records of enrollment and participation in 21st CCLC programming.

Findings from the 2011-12 School Year

This report presents findings based on data collected from New Hampshire 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) during the 2011-12 school year. Where appropriate, comparisons are made to national 21st CCLC findings as reported to the U.S. Department of Education.