Providing children with high-quality learning opportunities beyond the regular school day can promote academic achievement, bridge the gap between high- and low-achieving students. To ensure that children have access to services and programs that effectively increase their learning time, schools and districts should work to align instruction between the regular school day and additional academic activities, maximize student participation and attendance by addressing common barriers, organize instruction to engage and meet the needs of students, evaluate programs in an ongoing improvement process, and structure time for a longer school day, week, or year.

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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Akron After-School Tutoring Performance Tracker

This form gathers information from multiple sources to track students’ growth in mathematics. The after-school director uses the quantitative and qualitative data synthesized in this form to plan...

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05/23/2014
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Project Director Form for Evaluating Staff Performance

Program coordinators and district site managers use this form to identify strategies to improve teacher quality, assess staffing needs, and gather feedback from program stakeholders. View Lessons...

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05/23/2014
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Akron After-School Program Parent Survey Results

This presentation describes the results of a parent survey that addresses parent considerations, perceived impact on their children, and suggestions for after-school program improvement. View...

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05/23/2014
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Lessons Learned From a Districtwide Evaluation

Lessons Learned From a Districtwide Evaluation

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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05/23/2014
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After-School Self-Assessment

This assessment tool can be used by other organizations that run after-school programs as a guide for assessing quality and implementing improvement efforts. Watch Assessing an After-School Reading...

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05/23/2014
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After-School Logic Model

This logic model presents the overarching goal and specific objectives of an after-school program. For each objective, the logic model includes a list of activities, desired outcomes, staff member...

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05/23/2014
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Strategic Action Plan

This strategic action plan for after-school programs documents decisions about future directions for improvement actions. The plan lists accomplishments, program goals, and program planning...

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05/23/2014
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Assessing an After-School Reading Activity

Assessing an After-School Reading Activity

Watch an interview with the director of an after-school program about tailoring instruction to students' needs. Program staff group students by English proficiency level and ability level. To learn...

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05/23/2014
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Site Visit Report Template

This report template identifies the information components typically collected by The After-School Corporation during routine site visits to expanded learning time schools. View the related media,...

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05/23/2014
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Observing Implementation in Expanded Learning Time Schools

Observing Implementation in Expanded Learning Time Schools

This interview details The After-School Corporation's approach to collecting on-site quality of implementation data in expanded learning time schools. Site visitors follow structured protocols for...

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05/23/2014
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Coaching Out-of-School Program Staff

Use this tool to support instructional coaching for out-of-school program staff. Related Media: Coaching for Capacity Building (Video) State Support for Locally Based Out-of-School...

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05/23/2014
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Tutor Self-Reflection: Tailoring Instruction to Students' Needs

Tutors may use this tool throughout the year to reflect on current practice and identify areas for improvement.

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05/23/2014
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