ERIC Number: ED484550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 54
Out Of School time Programs for At-Risk Students. Noteworthy Perspectives
Miller, K.; Snow, D.
Mid Continent Research for Education and Learning
When children fall behind in a content area or areas, there may not be sufficient time in the school day to offer the remedial instruction necessary to get them up to speed. One potential solution for making up this deficit is out-of-school time, or OST, programs. The "supplemental services" provision of the No Child Left Behind Act requires that states offer supplementary educationj servcies to low-income students in Title I schools that do not achieve adequate yearly progress. Because instruction for supplementary services must occur outside the regular school day, there is interest among educators in the effectiveness of OST strategies for improving student achievement. This paper is intended to bring a research-based focus to OST programs for at-risk youth. Effective OST programs for mathematics and reading are discussed. Also presented are concerns faced in OST program development and administration.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning, Aurora, CO.