Playground KidsResearch & Evaluation

NIOST is an action-research institute providing a national perspective on the critical issues facing the out-of-school time field.




We are dedicated to:

  • Conducting, tracking and organizing research.
  • Interpreting and synthesizing research for multiple audiences, including policymakers, press and practitioners.
  • Participating in evaluation research at the program, community and national levels, both by conducting research and contributing to collaborative evaluations.
  • Disseminating and packaging information in a variety of products such as publications, videos and electronic media.

Selected Active Projects


 Selected Completed Projects