Research & Evaluation

OSTRC Past Evaluation Reports

The OSTRC has extensive experience evaluating conferences and workshops on a local and national level. We adapted our research-based instruments for a variety of organizations that needed assistance with data collection and analysis of the professional development opportunities they provided. OSTRC staff used a variety of qualitative and quantitative data collection methods when conducting evaluations. Below are selections of past evaluations completed by the Center.

Conferences Evaluated by the OSTRC

Annual Eastern Regional Conference on After-School
Baltimore, Maryland
(2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
Sponsoring Organization: The After-School Institute (TASI)

Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Summit on Afterschool: “Out-of-School Time (OST): Creating
Positive Collaborations"
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sponsoring Organization: Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool/Youth Development Network (PSAYDN)

One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare
The University of Pennsylvania
Sponsoring Organization: The Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice and Research

The National AfterSchool Association’s 20th Anniversary Annual Conference
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Sponsoring Organization: The National Afterschool Association

Annual Youth Development Conference to Inspire Community Action
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sponsoring Organizations: Greater Federation of Settlements & United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania 
(2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)

The Bridge from School to Afterschool and Back
Seattle, Washington
Sponsoring Organization: School’s Out Washington

21st Century Spring Training Conference
Grantville, PA
Sponsoring Organizations: The Center for Schools and Communities, The Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Pennsylvania Service Learning Alliance

Philadelphia Professional Development Opportunities Evaluated by the OSTRC 

National Afterschool Matters Initiative Practitioner Fellowship Program
(2008, 2009, 2010)
Sponsoring Organizations: National Institute on Out-of-School Time, Philadelphia Writing Project
(2008, 2009, 2010)

Peer Networking Meetings
Sponsoring Organization: Out-of-School Time Resource Center
(2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)

PHENND Workshop and Peer Networking Meetings
Sponsoring Organization:Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND)

Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) Academy
Sponsoring Organization: Philadelphia Youth Network

Penn Program for Public Service (PPPS) Workshops and Conference
Sponsoring Organization: Penn Program for Public Service (PPPS)

Public/Private Workshops
Sponsoring Organization: Public/Private Ventures

“Creating a Safe Environment for LGBTQ Youth” Workshop
Sponsoring Organization: Mazzoni Center