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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Evaluating Implementation and Performance to Improve Program Quality

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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,...

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

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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,...

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Organizing Instruction in Expanded Learning Time Schools

Increased Learning Time > Structure Time > Overview & Tools

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...

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Organizing Instruction in Out-of-School Programs

Increased Learning Time > Organize Instruction > Overview & Tools

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...

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

Increased Learning Time > Align Instruction > Overview & Tools

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

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Increased Learning Time: Beyond the Regular School Day

Increased Learning Time > Overview & Tools

A growing body of research evidence indicates that additional learning time can promote students' academic achievement. Districts and schools can provide additional learning opportunities as part...

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Redesigning the School Day

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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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Expert Interview

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Key Considerations in Conducting Program Evaluations

Increased Learning Time > Evaluate Program > Learn What Works

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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Adapting Instruction to Improve Student Outcomes

Increased Learning Time > Organize Instruction > Learn What Works

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

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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,...

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Facilitating Implementation of 21st Century Community Learning Centers

Increased Learning Time > States and Districts

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...

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