MAI, in partnership with Research for Action (RFA), commissioned by the Wallace Foundation, summarized the evidence on the effectiveness of out of school time programs within the context of the Every Student Succeeds Act. "Afterschool Programs: A Review of Evidence Under the Every Student Succeeds Act," reviews research from 2000 to 2017 and finds 128 afterschool programs with research that meets the requirements of ESSA’s top three tiers. Download the final report here!

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MAI is a professional research and evaluation firm and certified woman-owned small business committed to strengthening programs based on flexible, yet rigorous, evaluation practices that help nonprofits and philanthropic organizations achieve their goals of improving people's lives. Our team, comprised of research and evaluation experts with deep knowledge of social programs, has dozens of years of experience assisting nonprofits and philanthropic organizations with meaningful and useful evaluation support that reflects their goals. MAI’s work focuses on generating information and leading evaluation activities that support the implementation of effective programs and strategies. Collectively, we have: