Advancing Achievement: Findings from an Independent Evaluation of a Major After-School Initiative

by Amy J. A. Arbreton; Jessica Sheldon; Julie Goldsmith; Linda Jucovy; Molly Bradshaw; Sarah Pepper

Feb 1, 2008

This report presents outcomes from Public/Private Ventures research on CORAL, an eight-year, $58 million after-school initiative of The James Irvine Foundation. Findings described in the report demonstrate the relationship between high-quality literacy programming and academic gains and underscore the potential role that quality programs may play in the ongoing drive to improve academic achievement. The report includes a 12-page executive summary.
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