ERIC Number: EJ873624
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Tracking an Emerging Movement: A Report on Expanded-Time Schools in America
Farbman, David A.
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v75 n6 p17-19 Feb 2010
This article presents a report on expanded-time (ET) schools in America produced by the National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL), with the support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Extracting and analyzing information from NCTL's database of 655 schools, this report describes trends emerging among these schools, including issues related to costs, time use, and student outcomes. The searchable database is available at www.timeandlearning.org. Though findings cannot be considered conclusive--the field of expanded-time schools is too new and decentralized to be confident that the database is fully representative--they do highlight the relatively widespread use and potential benefits of expanded time. Data analysis suggests a positive relationship between student achievement and school time. The characteristics of expanded-time schools and trends in teacher and student time are discussed.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Data Analysis, Databases, Time Management, Time Factors (Learning), Trend Analysis, Institutional Characteristics, Extended School Day, Extended School Year, Research Reports
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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