Structuring Out-of-School Time to Improve Academic Achievement
Author: Beckett, M., Borman, G., Capizzano, J., Parsley, D., Ross, S., Schirm, A. et al.
Publisher: Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
Publication Date: 2009, July
Publication City: Washington
Publication State: DC
Journal: Publication # WWC 2009012
Full text available online at: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/publications/practiceguides/?pgid=10
This resource complements SchoolsMovingUp's fall 2011 webinar series, "After-School Learning: Implementing Top-Quality Programs."
Additional learning time can help close the gap between low- and high-performing students. It can provide academic support that extends beyond the help that students receive during regular school hours. An expert panel developed this Practice Guide featuring five recommendations to help districts, schools, and program providers design, implement, and evaluate local programs. The guide describes the research supporting each recommendation, how to carry it out, and how to address roadblocks for implementation.