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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Parent Engagement Opportunities

Written in both English and Spanish, this letter is sent to parents of Marshall students participating in the after-school program and lists some ways parents can participate in program activities...

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05/23/2014
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A Family Approach

A Family Approach

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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05/23/2014
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Benchmark Madness

Benchmark Madness

Expanded learning time schools can offer special events and enrichment programs to reward students for spending extra time in the classroom during the school year, weekend, and summer. The...

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05/23/2014
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Recruiting an Out-of-School Program Coordinator

This tool is designed to help district administrators, school principals, and out-of-school program directors identify a coordinator to facilitate alignment with the regular school day. Related...

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05/23/2014
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Aligning Instruction: Student Information Forms

This tool provides several forms that can support the information exchange process between teachers and out-of-school program instructors.

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05/23/2014
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Learning Together: Aligning the Out-of-School Program With the School Day

Use this workshop outline to provide an in-service about aligning an out-of-school program with the regular school day. Related Media and Files: Maintaining a Dialogue Between Schools and...

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05/23/2014
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Responsibility Checklist for Principal, After-School Coordinator, and Site Coordinator

A school principal and site coordinator complete this checklist together to determine roles and responsibilities in facilitating the after-school program. View Creating the School Structures That...

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05/22/2014
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Strengthening Alignment Assessment Form

This form lists ten criteria designed to support collaboration around common goals between school staff and after-school program staff. Look over Linking School and After School: A Continuum of...

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05/22/2014
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School Work Assignment Schedule

This form is used to communicate homework assignments to after-school teachers and parents. View Creating the School Structures That Support Alignment to learn more about how this school aligns its...

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05/22/2014
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Creating the School Structures That Support Alignment

Creating the School Structures That Support Alignment

Learn how an elementary school principal coordinates alignment between the school day and their after-school program. The after-school program is seen as one of the school's improvement...

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05/22/2014
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A Seamless Transition to After-School Learning Time

A Seamless Transition to After-School Learning Time

Watch an interview with a principal about encouraging collaboration between classroom teachers and after-school instructors. Staff from both programs meet to share ideas about instruction and...

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05/22/2014
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Redesigning the School Day

Redesigning the School Day

Jennifer Davis, co-founder and president of Massachusetts 2020, describes how Massachusetts implemented an expanded instructional time initiative and the primacy of local autonomy and data-based...

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