Out-of-school science programs are under increasing pressure to measure and evaluate student progress, according to the authors of the report, "Game-Changers and the Assessment Predicament in Afterschool Science." However, they note, such evaluation systems should be different than those used for measuring learning during the traditional school day because out-of-school programs use a variety of different teaching techniques. The report urges educators and others in the out-of-school community to work together to establish some common assessments.

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