Random Assignment Evaluation Studies: A Guide for Out-of-School Time Program Practitioners

Program providers want to know the impact of programs, funders and policy makers want to assess if investments are paying off in better outcomes for children and youth, and parents and children want to know whether an activity is worthwhile. When rigorous evidence about cause and effect is needed, a random assignment experimental evaluation can be very useful. In addition, a random assignment evaluation can provide credible evidence about the size of impacts found for the program participants.

Publication Date: 
2008-1
Sponsor: 
Child Trends