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“The power of using data to drive decision-making has become a mainstay in most industries, and in recent years has begun to take hold in the afterschool programming space, where data can help decision makers evaluate the quality of a program, as well as shed light on efforts to meet a community’s broader goals to serve youth. Regularly measuring youth outcomes becomes especially critical, advocates say, when it comes to ensuring there is equitable access to programming and that the programs are supporting underrepresented youth.”
Read about how PASA uses date to inform decision making in this article from Youth Today.
Afterschool Alliance and Every Hour Counts webinar featuring Boston After School & Beyond & PASA: Data Use in Out-of-School Time, Part 1: Bridging Practice and Research Through Continuous Improvement
RAND+10+Steps – “Putting Data to Work for Young People: A Ten-Step Guide for Expanded Learning Intermediaries”, Every Hour Counts, published by the RAND Corporation, 2019
2020 Digital Badging Report – “Elevating Real-World Learning: Two Cities’ Efforts to Credential Real World Skills Through Digital Badges
Rennie Center for Education & Research & Policy (Part 2)
2018 Digital Badging Report – “Expanding the Boundaries of Education: Two Cities’ Efforts to Credential Real-World Skills Through Digital Badges “
Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy (Part 1)
October 2020 “Building Bridges Between School-Day and Afterschool Learning Opportunities” by Every Hour Counts – blog post on how PASA has supported communities socially and emotionally during this school year.
October 2020 The Readiness Projects’ Bright Spot article on innovative models serving youth during COVID-19
RIAN-Out-of-School-Time-Report-2019 “State of Out of School Time Learning Programs in Rhode Island 2019, Rhode Island Afterschool Network (RIAN) 2019
Women in Action_ Providence’s Hillary Salmons – No Photos – providencejournal.com – Providence, RI, Providence Journal September 2019