EDC to Evaluate Illinois 21st Century Community Learning Centers

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has awarded EDC a one-year contract, with 2 option years, to conduct a statewide evaluation of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative. Over the next year, EDC researchers will conduct site visits and analyze 21st CCLC grantee survey data and program documents to address questions related to students and families served, student outcomes and community engagement, sustainability of program post-funding, and other issues of interest to ISBE. The team will also provide workshops and training sessions to build 21st CCLC grantees’ capacity to conduct internal evaluations, as well as to deepen grantees’ understanding of the statewide evaluation and data collection efforts.

Last Updated: May 2013