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Walden University

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A Formative Evaluation Of An After-School Program For English Ii Students, Kandice Katrice Jernigan Jan 2020

A Formative Evaluation Of An After-School Program For English Ii Students, Kandice Katrice Jernigan

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

At a high school in a Southern U.S. state, district officials implemented an after-school program in 2018 to assist students with English language skills. However, the effectiveness of the program had not been evaluated. The study purpose was conducting of an evaluation of this program with the conceptual framework of utilization-focused evaluation theory, which involves rigorous data collection with participation by the intended users and for their practical use. The research questions addressed whether the after-school program helped English II students’ learning; whether administrators, parents, and students believed the program contributed to student success; and what strategies could be ...