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 Learning 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.
For information about how to use the AS21 system to track program activities and participation, please see the Guidelines on Annual Performance Report (APR) Activity Categories
Grantee Reporting Procedures and Technical Assistance
DPI partners with the Consortium of Applied Research at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay (UWGB) to facilitate the use of Cayen’s AS21 system to collect data needed for state and federal reporting requirements. For additional resources related to the use of the Cayen system, including a quick start guide, training videos produced by Cayen, and recorded webinars related to use of Cayen and the federal reporting requirements, see the UWGB Wisconsin 21st Century Community Learning Centers website.
The GPRA Overview and Data Collection Plan is a guide for WI 21st CCLC grantees and summarizes the process and data collection required. Additional on-demand webinars that provide information on the federal reporting requirements and process can be found on the Consortium of Applied Research - Trainings and Webinars website.
All grantees serving students in grades 1-5 are required to report the percentage of students participating in 21st CCLC programming in the school year and summer who demonstrated an improvement in teacher reported engagement in learning. To meet this requirement, programs must administer teacher surveys for students in grades 1-5 who attend 10+ hours in summer or 10+ hours in the school year. Programs must use the teacher survey for WI 21st CCLC grantees.
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 Teacher Survey Instructions. In addition, the Consortium of Applied Research has recorded a webinar that provides an overview of how to use Cayen AS21 system to administer and report on teacher surveys. View the Wisconsin AS21 and Cayen Systems: Teacher Surveys webinar. This webinar is also available on the Consortium for Applied Research - Trainings and Webinars website.