Afterschool Programs Accelerate Student Achievement: Durlak/Weissberg

Afterschool Programs Accelerate Student Achievement

Research from Joseph Durlak and Roger Weisberg shows that high-quality afterschool programs can lead to increased Attendance, Behavior, and improved Coursework. This means that students participating in a high-quality afterschool program went to school more, behaved better, received better grades, and did better on tests. These ABCs are critical factors to student engagement and achievement.

This information was based on a meta analysis of 68 research evaluations of afterschool programs. Explore the data through the following resources:

  • Infographic highlighting the research
  • Original Paper of the Meta-Analysis posted in the American Journal of Community Psychology (2010)