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Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Program Annual Performance Report

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Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Program

Title IV, Part B, of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)


Annual Performance Report

Per federal requirements, all funded Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Leaning Centers (21st CCLC) grantees are required to report Annual Performance Report (APR) data. To accomplish this, Wisconsin 21st CCLCs are required to use Cayen’s AS21 System to enter and certify APR data.

Guidelines on Annual Performance Report (APR) Activity Categories

Access to Forms and Technical Assistance

DPI has developed the following FAQ in an effort to provide Wisconsin grantees with guidance related to entering APR data into Cayen’s AS21 system. In addition to this FAQ, grantees may find it useful to refer to the 21APR Data Guide, a document published by the federal Department of Education for users of the 21APR system. The 21APR Data Guide provides an overview of the types of data grantees are required to enter, as well as helpful definitions.

Grantees are required to administer teacher surveys for all regular attendees (i.e., students attending 30 or more days) and report survey results as a part of the Annual Performance Report (APR), a federally-required end-of-year report.

Teacher surveys are typically administered prior to the end of the school year and reported in the spring "Outcomes" section of the APR report in DPI’s statewide evaluation system for 21st CCLC programs, Cayen’s AS21 system. Teacher survey data is the ONLY type of outcome-related data that is reported in the APR system by Wisconsin.

Grantees may administer teacher surveys via the Cayen AS21 system or they may choose to use the PDF version of the teacher survey. For information about using Cayen to administer and report on teacher surveys, please see the 2020-21 Teacher Survey Instructions. In addition, the Consortium of Applied Research (CAR) at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay (UWGB), has recorded a webinar that provides an overview of how to use Cayen’s AS21 system to administer and report on teacher surveys. The webinar can be accessed here.

On May 6, 2020, DPI hosted a webinar on the Annual Performance Report (APR) process. The PowerPoint slides are available here. For a copy of the recording, please contact Tanya Morin (, 608-267-9393)

For questions about this information, contact Tanya Morin (608) 267-9393