What youth outcomes are important to track? What tools exist to measure young people’s critical personal and social skills? How can afterschool and expanded learning practitioners use data to improve their expanded learning systems?
To better understand the answers to these questions, AIR worked with Every Hour Counts, a coalition of citywide organizations that increase access to quality learning opportunities by providing learning and enrichment through afterschool, summer, and other initiatives, to develop a framework that identifies priority outcome measures for expanded learning systems to track at the youth, program, and system levels. The measurement framework outlines the desired outcomes, measurement tasks, data use opportunities, connections to other levels, and the research base for a variety of critical processes and outcomes for afterschool and expanded learning systems.