By 2025, 60 percent of Americans will need a college degree, workforce certificate, industry certification or other high-quality credential beyond high school. To count toward this important goal, any credential must have clear and transparent learning outcomes that lead to further education and employment. Idaho's rate of educational attainment beyond high school is 39 percent, and the state is working toward its attainment goal of 60 percent by 2020.
Published in 2017 by the Girl Scout Research Institute, this report focuses on girls' health and well-being in the United States. This report focuses on national and state-level trends for the following indicators: economics, physical and emotional health, education, and extracurricular/out-of-school activities.
Published in 2017, Christy Dearien, from the University of Idaho’s McClure Center for Public Policy Research was the lead author for the Hispanic Data Book. She collected and compiled all of the data with a goal of, "Working towards educational, economic, and social equality for Hispanics in Idaho."
While many young people in America continue to be bombarded by severe adversity, few receive the supports and resources they need to cope and succeed. The Center for Promise is intent on learning more about the effects of ALEs and the kinds of support and resources youth need to thrive in spite of them.
Published in 2014 by ExpandedED Schools, this document shares research on the benefits of After-School and the history of TASC/ExpandED Schools.
Published as part of the America After 3 PM Series by the Afterschool Alliance, this document highlights the need for STEM programming.
Published in March 2016 as part of the America After 3 PM Series by the Afterschool Alliance, this document looks into rural afterschool education.
Published as part of the America After 3 PM Series by the Afterschool Alliance and updated in May 2016, this document shows Idaho results from the America After 3 PM survey.
Published in the American Sociological Review in 2007, this article shows research about the significant long-term consequences of the summer learning gap.
Published by Afterschool Alliance in December 2016, this report outlines the opportunities and challenges present in extending computer science education to afterschool settings.
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviews the existing research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education. This is great information to use when writing a grant or trying to make decisions for your afterschool program.
Published in 2016 by Public Profit, this report looks at the Silicon Valley Out-Of-School Time Collaboration and how they have worked to provide high quality social-emotional learning skills and processes in the youth they serve. More information can be found here.
EDGE Research and The Wallace Foundation produced a report in December 2016 that looks at the terms used to describe academic learning. It seeks to answer which terms are most widely used and understood by most stakeholders. A downloadable slide deck highlighting the main points of the report can be found on this site.