Increased Learning Time

Explore resources designed to help educators provide access to programs that effectively increase learning time.

Explore the subtopics below to learn more about the recommended practices:

To learn more about the research underlying these practices, view the IES Practice Guide, Structuring Out-of-School Time to Improve Academic Achievement.

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Strategies to Maximize Attendance in Out-of-School Programs

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Watch this expert interview to learn about attracting and retaining students in out-of-school programs. The interview provides suggestions for meeting the programming needs of parents and students,...

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Expert Interview

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Adapting Instruction to Improve Student Outcomes

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In this interview, Dr. Steven Ross discusses two effective, research-based instructional strategies: adapting instruction to individual students' needs and promoting student interest and engagement...

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Expert Interview

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Key Considerations in Conducting Program Evaluations

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Watch this expert interview to learn about the characteristics of a sound evaluation plan, including outlining evaluation goals and determining roles and responsibilities for data collection and...

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Expert Interview

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Visual Diagram: Increased Learning Time: Beyond the Regular School Day

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This diagram serves as a visual overview of practices recommended by the IES Practice Guide, Structuring Out-of-School Time to Improve Academic Achievement. District and school administrators,...

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Visual Diagram

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A Family Approach

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Watch an interview with a parent coordinator about strategies to increase parent engagement. Program staff take a family approach to learning by building relationships with parents. Schools can use...

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School Example

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Coaching for Capacity Building

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Watch an interview with an Instructional Reform Facilitator and literacy coach who provides literacy coaching to after-school instructors. To see an example of a professional development workshop,...

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School Example

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A Rewards System to Promote Attendance

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A school principal describes efforts to increase attendance in an after-school program by providing supports and incentives. Refer to the sample materials, Attendance Record Forms, Quarterly Parent...

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School Example

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Encouraging Participation Through Communication

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Parents describe communications with school staff about an after-school program. Having a point of contact during school and after-school hours increased their buy-in and participation in the...

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School Example

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Lessons Learned From a Districtwide Evaluation

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Watch a video with an after-school program director describing the use of program data. The school district used the results to guide program improvement and design. To learn more about the data...

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School Example

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A Science-Based Literacy Curriculum

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This video describes how a science-based literacy curriculum was selected for one after-school program. This curriculum aligns with the science focus of the school. Students build vocabulary and...

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School Example

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Not Just More of the Same: Engaging Students in After-School Learning Opportunities

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A school principal describes a partnership with an independent nonprofit organization for providing an after-school learning program. This program combines fun classes and structured academic...

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School Example

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Skill Building in a Positive Learning Environment

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Watch an intervention specialist describe planning for effective instruction in an after-school program. The curriculum in this program focuses on individualized instruction to strengthen student...

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School Example

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