California Education Code Section 8427 states that high school after school programs shall submit annual outcome-based data for evaluation, including measures for academic performance, attendance, and positive behavioral changes. The California Department of Education (CDE) may consider these outcomes when determining eligibility for grant renewal. As soon as the spring semester (or trimester) concludes, the lead person for evaluation should collect school data on educational results including attendance, Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program test scores, and California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) data for each student who participated in the ASSETs program. Most of the requested data can be found in students' cumulative records or on a district-based electronic student information system. This evaluation report is important in the overall evaluation of after school programs. It will demonstrate program effectiveness and enable the CDE to collect consistent statewide data for policymakers.
ASSETs program grantees that operated a program during 2011-12 must submit the 2011-12 Statewide Evaluation Data Form. Grantees must complete both the Accountability Data (Tab 1) and the Report data (Tab 2) on the Excel workbook according to the Evaluation Instructions.
The 2011-12 Statewide Evaluation Data form must be received by the CDE by December 7, 2012. The form can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or submitted on a CD to:
After School Division
Annual ASSETs Evaluation Report
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 3400
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901