Out-of-school time programs can enhance academic achievement by helping students learn outside the classroom. The five recommendations in this guide are intended to help district and school administrators, out-of-school program providers, and educators design out-of-school time programs that will increase learning for students. The guide also describes the research supporting each recommendation, how to carry out each recommendation, and how to address roadblocks that might arise in implementing them.
Assess program performance and use the results to improve the quality
of the program.
This practice guide was prepared for the WWC by Mathematica Policy Research under contract ED-07-CO-0062.
The following research staff contributed to the guide:
Samina Sattar, Virginia Knechtel, Elizabeth Potamites, and Claire Smither Wulsin.
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Teaching Strategies, Inc.
Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL)
The Johns Hopkins University
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Florida Department of Education