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(a) AUTHORIZED ACTIVITIES- Each eligible entity that receives an award under this part may use the award funds to carry out a broad array of before and after school activities (including during summer recess periods) that advance student academic achievement, including —

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(1) remedial education activities and academic enrichment learning programs, including providing additional assistance to students to allow the students to improve their academic achievement;

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(2) mathematics and science education activities;

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(3) arts and music education activities;

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(4) entrepreneurial education programs;

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(5) tutoring services (including those provided by senior citizen volunteers) and mentoring programs;

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(6) programs that provide after school activities for limited English proficient students that emphasize language skills and academic achievement;

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(7) recreational activities;

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(8) telecommunications and technology education programs;

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(9) expanded library service hours;

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(10) programs that promote parental involvement and family literacy;

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(11) programs that provide assistance to students who have been truant, suspended, or expelled to allow the students to improve their academic achievement; and

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(12) drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, and character education programs.

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(1) IN GENERAL- For a program or activity developed pursuant to this part to meet the principles of effectiveness, such program or activity shall —

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(A) be based upon an assessment of objective data regarding the need for before and after school programs (including during summer recess periods) and activities in the schools and communities;

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(B) be based upon an established set of performance measures aimed at ensuring the availability of high quality academic enrichment opportunities; and

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(C) if appropriate, be based upon scientifically based research that provides evidence that the program or activity will help students meet the State and local student academic achievement standards.

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(A) IN GENERAL- The program or activity shall undergo a periodic evaluation to assess its progress toward achieving its goal of providing high quality opportunities for academic enrichment.

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(B) USE OF RESULTS- The results of evaluations under subparagraph (A) shall be —

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(i) used to refine, improve, and strengthen the program or activity, and to refine the performance measures; and

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(ii) made available to the public upon request, with public notice of such availability provided.