Extending Learning Time for Disadvantaged Students - Volume 1 Summary of Promising Practices - 1995

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Links Between The Extended Time And The Regular Academic Program

Extended-time programs must make connections to children's regular school experiences to ensure that students learn and succeed academically. Links between regular and extended-time programs can occur whether or not the extended-time program is offered in a school setting and typically are made in three ways: (1) Regular teachers and principals refer children to the program and provide guidance on students' particular needs; (2) regular teachers staff the extended-time programs, ensuring the programs' coordination and continuity with normal classroom activities; or (3) programs use textbooks and materials from the students' regular classes for extended-time tutoring and homework help sessions. Some connections are less obvious; for example, the program may use evaluation tools created by the district to assess students' academic progress.
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