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ERIC Number: ED508370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Report to the Legislature on School Redesign: Expanding Learning Time to Support Student Success. Line-item 7061-9412
Massachusetts Department of Education
The "Report to the Legislature on School Redesign: Expanding Learning Time to Support Student Success" is submitted to the Legislature pursuant to Chapter 61 of the Acts of 2007, Section 2, line item 7061-9412. The School Redesign: Expanded Learning Time (ELT) initiative began in FY 06 when planning grants were first included in the state budget. ELT planning grants are intended to support districts' activities in planning for longer school days, a longer school year, or both, as part of a redesign strategy to raise student achievement. The FY 08 state budget included a $13 million appropriation for ELT. Currently 18 schools in eight districts are operating redesigned schools with expanded learning time. Four of the five districts that participated in the first year of the initiative expanded the number of redesigned schools in the district in year two. Three districts are new to the ELT initiative this year. The Department has contracted with Abt Associates of Cambridge to conduct an evaluation of ELT in a three-year study that is being conducted as two interrelated parts--a planning and implementation component that explores the early decision-making phases and subsequent execution of ELT programs in the funded districts and schools, and an outcomes component that examines the outcomes of ELT for districts, schools, teachers, and students. Ultimately, the implementation and outcomes components will be linked to determine if the approaches to implementation are related to the outcomes achieved. The Abt analysis of the implementation and early outcomes data rendered notable findings, some of which are noted in this report. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
Massachusetts Department of Education. 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148-5023. Tel: 781-338-3000; Web site:
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts