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Author Maestas, Nicole.

Title An outcome evaluation of the success for kids program / Nicole Maestas, Sarah Gaillot.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (xv, 53 pages) : illustrations, map
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Series Technical report ; TR-575-1-SKF
Technical report (Rand Corporation) ; TR-575-1-SFK.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-53).
Contents Introduction -- Program description -- What do we know about after-school programs? -- Evaluation design and implementation -- Data quality -- Outcome analysis -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Appendix: Training of teachers and facilitators.
Summary This report presents results from a multisite, quantitative evaluation of the international Success for Kids (SFK) after-school program. The program seeks to build resilience in children by teaching them to access inner resources and build positive connections with others. The SFK program is unlike most after-school programs both in its focus on spiritual development and in its emphasis on outcomes related to resilience rather than academics. The authors found that the program had beneficial effects on adaptive skills, behavioral problems, overexternalization of problems, and school problems, and the effects persisted at 12-week follow-up. Interestingly, the program positively affected school-related outcomes, even though SFK is not an academic intervention. Specifically, it improved reported study skills and reduced reported learning problems and attention problems. Overall, a major strength of the program appears to be its careful attention to uniformity of program delivery -- in particular, its standardized curriculum, use of experienced teachers, and formal teacher-training program.
Note Print version record.
Subject After-school programs -- Florida -- Evaluation.
Social skills -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Activity programs.
Child development -- Florida -- Evaluation.
Interpersonal relations -- Florida.
Educational evaluation.
Garde des enfants d'âge scolaire -- Activités -- Floride -- Évaluation.
Habiletés sociales -- Étude et enseignement (Primaire) -- Méthodes actives.
Enfants -- Développement -- Floride -- Évaluation.
Évaluation en éducation.
EDUCATION -- Elementary.
EDUCATION -- General.
Child development -- Evaluation. (OCoLC)fst00854398
Educational evaluation. (OCoLC)fst00903437
Interpersonal relations. (OCoLC)fst00977397
Social skills -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Activity programs. (OCoLC)fst01123336
Florida. (OCoLC)fst01205150
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Gaillot, Sarah.
Labor and Population Program.
Rand Corporation.
Success for Kids Foundation.
Other Form: Print version: Maestas, Nicole. Outcome evaluation of the success for kids program. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2010 9780833051240 (OCoLC)692231466
ISBN 9780833051240 (electronic bk.)
0833051245 (electronic bk.)
9780833051257 (electronic bk.)
0833051253 (electronic bk.)
Report No. RAND/TR-575-1-SKF
Standard No. AU@ 000048805567
AU@ 000051336353
AU@ 000054181239
DEBBG BV043169267
DEBBG BV044151527
DEBSZ 39696611X
DEBSZ 421625155
GBVCP 1008655597
HEBIS 286054744
NZ1 14169776

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