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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Organizing Instruction in Expanded Learning Time Schools

Organizing Instruction in Expanded Learning Time Schools

This overview describes research-based strategies for organizing instruction in schools operating a longer school day or year. The overview covers instructional and organizational strategies to...

Overview
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05/22/2014
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Key Considerations in Conducting Program Evaluations

Key Considerations in Conducting Program Evaluations

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...

Expert Interview
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05/22/2014
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Evaluating Implementation and Performance to Improve Program Quality

Evaluating Implementation and Performance to Improve Program Quality

View this multimedia overview to learn about recommended components for evaluating increased learning time models including matching evaluation design to evaluation goals, and the collection,...

Overview
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05/22/2014
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Adapting Instruction to Improve Student Outcomes

Adapting Instruction to Improve Student Outcomes

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...

Expert Interview
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05/22/2014
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Organizing Instruction in Out-of-School Programs

Organizing Instruction in Out-of-School Programs

This multimedia overview describes the key elements of successful academic instruction in out-of-school programs. The overview outlines research-based strategies and factors to consider when...

Overview
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05/22/2014
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Strategies to Maximize Attendance in Out-of-School Programs

Strategies to Maximize Attendance in Out-of-School Programs

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,...

Expert Interview
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05/22/2014
409 views
Maximizing Attendance in Expanded Learning Time Schools and Out-of-School Programs

Maximizing Attendance in Expanded Learning Time Schools and Out-of-School Programs

Some out-of-school programs, including after-school, weekend, and summer programs, face challenges maximizing attendance among students who would most benefit from the program. Additionally,...

Overview
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05/22/2014
478 views
Maintaining a Dialogue Between Schools and Out-of-School Providers

Maintaining a Dialogue Between Schools and Out-of-School Providers

Learn ways that after-school program teachers and coordinators can maintain an understanding of students' strengths and weaknesses, their schools' academic expectations, and the structures,...

Expert Interview
Video
05/22/2014
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Aligning Out-of-School Programs With the Regular School Day

Aligning Out-of-School Programs With the Regular School Day

Watch this multimedia overview to learn about strategies to seamlessly connect regular school-day instruction and out-of-school programs.

Overview
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05/22/2014
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Facilitating Implementation of 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Facilitating Implementation of 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Susan D'Annunzio, Student Services Supervisor at the Pennsylvania Department of Education, describes how the state uses monitoring and statewide evaluation data to design professional development...

Expert Interview
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05/22/2014
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State Support for Locally Based Out-of-School Programs

State Support for Locally Based Out-of-School Programs

John Malloy, Administrator of the After School Programs Office, describes current efforts to provide training and technical assistance through regional systems, and the development of models that...

Expert Interview
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05/22/2014
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Increased Learning Time Planning Template #4

School, district, and state staff who work with community-based and nonprofit organizations that provide out-of-school academic programs will find ideas for actions to facilitate program design,...

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05/22/2014
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