Structuring Out-of-School Time to Improve Academic Achievement
Allen Schirm, Jeffrey Capizzano, Jessica Taylor, Megan Beckett, Geoffrey Borman, Danette Parsley, Steven Ross
Teachers and Administrators
This practice guide provides five recommendations to design effective out-of-school time (OST) programs, including the research behind them, how to implement them, and how to address roadblocks that may arise.
The authors developed five recommendations:
- Align the OST program academically with the school day
- Maximize student achievement and attendance
- Adapt instruction to individual and small group needs
- Provide engaging learning experiences
- Assess program performance and use the results to improve the quality of the program
Beckett, M., Borman, G., Capizzano, J., Parsley, D., Ross, S., Schirm, A., & Taylor, J. (2009). Structuring out-of-school time to improve academic achievement: A practice guide (NCEE #2009-012). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved from http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/publications/practiceguides.
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