University of Minnesota, Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement
This study, supported with funding from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, is intended to provide "quick turnaround" information to inform the future direction of the Foundation related to building the capacity of after-school programs to engage in evaluation / continuous improvement (CI) efforts to promote program improvement.
Patricia Seppanen served as the principal investigator, providing general direction and oversight. This report was written by (in alphabetical order) Carol Freeman, Tina Kruse, Jane Schleisman, Patricia Seppanen, and Robin Stubblefield. In particular, we wish to acknowledge other members of the study team who played invaluable roles. Two colleagues, Lynne Havsy and Gayle Zoffer, participated in the design of the study, data collection, and data analysis, but left for other positions before the report was written. Nancy Brigham, Sue McCormick, Sheila Marcus, and Sheila Rosenblum played key roles in arranging and conducting focus groups across the country, data analysis, and assisting in the interpretation of the findings.
This study was supported with funds from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The findings and conclusions presented in this report do not necessarily represent the official positions or policies of the funder.
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Use of Continuous Improvement and Evaluation in After-School Programs.
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