Looks at the kinds of data U.S. cities are gathering and analyzing in their efforts to build citywide systems that make high-quality after-school programs more available to children, how they collect it, and how they put it to use.
- Observation: Collect attendance and participation information to support access, enrollment, and quality improvements.
- Observation: Conduct market research to assess family, youth, and community needs.
- Observation: Use geographic information system (GIS) technology to identify service gaps and improve access.
- Observation: Develop, adapt, and implement a citywide program quality assessment tool.
- Observation: Conduct and support program and city-level evaluation efforts.
- Observation: Develop common, system-wide outcome measures/indicators.