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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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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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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Assessing an After-School Reading Activity

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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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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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Observing Implementation in Expanded Learning Time Schools

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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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School Example

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Rethinking the School Day

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This interview describes how the school redesigned the school day to add two more hours of instructional time. Students received both more academic support and enrichment activities. Related...

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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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Second-Grade Units of Study for Reading Workshop

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An IES expert panel recommended that increased learning time be used to provide more individualized instruction. This reading and writing workshop lesson plan depends on individualized support to...

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Sample Material

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Teacher Observation Report

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The observation report is designed to aid the lead teacher in observing after-school teachers for program improvement purposes. In this report, the lead teacher is asked to describe the activity...

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Sample Material

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After-School Weekly Schedule

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Use various tools included in this spreadsheet to observe how one after-school program structures its scheduling, pay, and curricula. The program designs its scheduling based on how many students...

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Sample Material

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Professional Development for English Language Development Strategies

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This document describes a professional development workshop designed to help after-school teachers think about the English language development strategies they use with their students. To learn...

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Sample Material

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