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Extended Learning Time  October 27, 2009 Board of Education (Study) Joseph Miller
Extended Learning: academic learning  time beyond  the traditional school day or calendar.
Why Extended Time?
Academic Achievement 1
1 in 3
Students return to school having lost learning over the summer.
-15%
Lexile 819 (grade level for 5 th  grade) Lexile 505 (grade level for 3 rd  grade)
National Momentum  (is building) 2
“ Our school calendar is based upon the agrarian economy  and not too many of our kids are working the fields today.”   - ...
"Now, I know longer school days and school years are not wildly popular ideas…But the challenges of a new century  de...
Country Number of Days TIMSS Scores Japan 243 605 S. Korea 220 607 Israel 216 522 Luxembourg 216 ? Netherlands 200 541 Tha...
What does the research say about summer loss and extend time?
“ Summer achievement loss is particularly evident in reading ability.  While many students show loss in reading skills ove...
“ When Adams 14 students are compared to academically similar students the Adams 14 students  significantly greater academ...
Gap Widens
Continuous year calendars  do not stop summer loss .    - Adams 14 (Year Round/Continuous Year Calendar Research Report)
 
Degree of Learning =  Time spent learning Time needed to learn   Carroll (1963)
“ A recent literature review failed to find strong evidence supporting the belief that an extended school year (or longer ...
The equation is more complex than time alone… Academic Learning =  Allocated Time  x  Student Engagement  x  Successful Le...
Summary
High quality instructional practices that engage students in rigorous content must be in place for more time to be effecti...
The Adams 14 Strategy To improve  student achievement  so that   80%  of students  assessed  will be on  grade level  by  ...
 
Summer learning loss is significant and must be addressed.  Targeted summer school must be in place to reduce this loss. #2
What next?
Support the implementation of district strategy—improved teaching practice (this will require supporting efforts to increa...
Push for more allocated time (if it equals academic time).  This also includes a “jumpstart” in the summer for certain gra...
Support efforts to prepare students for school (birth to KG can help by bringing more students into school on grade-level)...
 
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  1. 1. Extended Learning Time October 27, 2009 Board of Education (Study) Joseph Miller
  2. 2. Extended Learning: academic learning time beyond the traditional school day or calendar.
  3. 3. Why Extended Time?
  4. 4. Academic Achievement 1
  5. 5. 1 in 3
  6. 6. Students return to school having lost learning over the summer.
  7. 7. -15%
  8. 8. Lexile 819 (grade level for 5 th grade) Lexile 505 (grade level for 3 rd grade)
  9. 9. National Momentum (is building) 2
  10. 10. “ Our school calendar is based upon the agrarian economy and not too many of our kids are working the fields today.” - Arne Duncan (Quoted in AP Article September 27, 2009)
  11. 11. "Now, I know longer school days and school years are not wildly popular ideas…But the challenges of a new century demand more time in the classroom ." - President Barack Obama (Quoted in AP Article September 27, 2009)
  12. 12. Country Number of Days TIMSS Scores Japan 243 605 S. Korea 220 607 Israel 216 522 Luxembourg 216 ? Netherlands 200 541 Thailand 200 522 Hong Kong 195 588 England 192 506 Finland 190 ? Nigeria 190 ? United States 180 500
  13. 13. What does the research say about summer loss and extend time?
  14. 14. “ Summer achievement loss is particularly evident in reading ability. While many students show loss in reading skills over the summer months, low income students, who do not have access to books in the home, experience an average loss in reading achievement of two months ." - Cooper (1996)
  15. 15. “ When Adams 14 students are compared to academically similar students the Adams 14 students significantly greater academic loss over the summer months than their peers nationally .” - Adams 14 Study (2009)
  16. 16. Gap Widens
  17. 17. Continuous year calendars do not stop summer loss . - Adams 14 (Year Round/Continuous Year Calendar Research Report)
  18. 19. Degree of Learning = Time spent learning Time needed to learn Carroll (1963)
  19. 20. “ A recent literature review failed to find strong evidence supporting the belief that an extended school year (or longer school day) in the other countries is a significant cause of greater student achievement.”
  20. 21. The equation is more complex than time alone… Academic Learning = Allocated Time x Student Engagement x Successful Learning
  21. 22. Summary
  22. 23. High quality instructional practices that engage students in rigorous content must be in place for more time to be effective. #1
  23. 24. The Adams 14 Strategy To improve student achievement so that   80% of students assessed will be on grade level by 2014 by ensuring that each classroom has a dynamic , standards-based teacher who provides powerful 21 st century learning experiences to all students .
  24. 26. Summer learning loss is significant and must be addressed. Targeted summer school must be in place to reduce this loss. #2
  25. 27. What next?
  26. 28. Support the implementation of district strategy—improved teaching practice (this will require supporting efforts to increase the amount of PD for teachers). #1
  27. 29. Push for more allocated time (if it equals academic time). This also includes a “jumpstart” in the summer for certain grades to stem the loss. #2
  28. 30. Support efforts to prepare students for school (birth to KG can help by bringing more students into school on grade-level). #3

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