Research & Data

Making a compelling case for investment in your program requires some data and research to support you.  Here are some reports and links to materials you might use:

Indiana 21st CCLC – Statewide Evaluation: 2017 & 2018
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program provides students in high‐need communities with access to quality OST programming. This evaluation report describes the status and impact of Indiana’s 21st CCLC programs operating in the 2016‐17 (2017) and 2017‐18 (2018) school years. In 2018, 46 Indiana counties through 129 grantees with a total of 255 sites participated in the Indiana Department of Education’s (IDOE) 21st CCLC program.

The Power of Afterschool in Indiana
The report, funded in part by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), compiles the most current data on out-of-school time offerings in Indiana and the need and impact of these programs.

Afterschool Alliance
An alliance of public, private, and nonprofit groups committed to raising awareness and expanding resources for afterschool programs. Go to the Facts and Research page to search by topic for all of the latest research.

Indiana After 3 PM
This report provides the most comprehensive and accurate picture to date of what Indiana’s youth are doing each day after school.

Afterschool Programs Close Achievement Gaps
New research from Dr. Deborah Lowe Vandell and her colleagues at the University of California-Irvine School of Education demonstrates that consistent participation in afterschool activities during the elementary school years is linked to narrowing the gap in math achievement by grade 5.

STEM Research
The fastest growing jobs in the U.S. require STEM skills. Visit our STEM page to view resources that can help get kids excited about STEM, as well as research on STEM and afterschool.

IAN Mapping Reports
Search for information on program locations, activities, number and ages of youth served.  AND – review and download Mapping Reports based on self reported data from registered programs.

Annie E. Casey Kids Count Data Center
Kids Count is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a premiere source of data on children and families. Each year, the Foundation produces a comprehensive report – the Kids Count Data Book – that assesses child well-being in the United States. The indicators featured in the Data Book are available to search in the Data Center.

Indiana 21st Century Community Learning Centers Summative Evaluation Reports

• 2014-2015
• 2011-2012
• 2010-2011