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CASE works with HCDE’s internal, independent Division of Research and Evaluation to ensure regular, comprehensive evaluations are conducted for all its programs, trainings, special initiatives, and special events. Evaluations are regularly presented to stakeholders to demonstrate strengths and areas in need of improvement.
CASE utilizes tools from the Afterschool Program Assessment System developed by the National Institute on Out-of School Time to ensure that sites are implementing research-aligned best practices for most beneficial programs for youth. CASE also facilitates annual needs assessments on each funded campus, so that program services are responsive to evolving campus needs. As a Division, CASE conducts its own community-wide needs assessment on an annual basis to ensure that its services are meeting the needs of the school districts, local after-school community, and providers offering services in local programs.
In 2011, CASE spear-headed the Community Research Initiative, which convenes after-school leaders from throughout the region to discuss and establish shared research strategies and goals. Tirelessly working for continuous quality improvement it its community offerings and programs, CASE holds itself accountable for being a positive force in their lives of Houston-area students.
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