The effectiveness of After School Programs for Rural, White Elementary Students in Maine
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Master of Education (MEd)
Research has shown that after school program attendance may be effective in improving academic and social skills in urban and minority populations but is this true for rural white elementary students as well? A comparison of two after school programs, in Maine, was conducted using multiple standardized data sources, report cards and teacher perception information. Results suggested that there was a minimal benefit for math achievement, in one school. In both schools, there were no benefits for reading, motivation and social skills for after school attending participants.
Augustine, Stacey; Hartford, Rhonda; Martin, Keith; and Stevens, Cynthia, "The effectiveness of After School Programs for Rural, White Elementary Students in Maine" (2011). M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership Research Projects. 91.