Report Examines Powerful Practices of Successful, Expanded-Time Schools
A new report examines the vital importance to children’s education of the strategic, efficient use of time. Time Well Spent: Eight Powerful Practices of Successful, Expanded-Time Schools, published by Carnegie Corporation grantee National Center on Time & Learning, outlines specific practices that can lead to dramatic increases in student achievement and preparation for success in college and the workforce.
The eight powerful practices are:
Optimize time for student learning:
- Make every minute count
- Prioritize time according to focused learning goals
- Individualize learning time and instruction based on student needs
Use time to help students thrive in school and beyond:
- Use time to build school culture of high expectations and mutual accountability.
- Use time to provide a well-rounded education.
- Use time to prepare students for college and career.
Dedicate time to improve teacher effectiveness:
- Use time to continuously strengthen instruction.
- Use time to relentlessly assess, analyze, and respond to student data.
Time Well Spent draws these eight practices from an in-depth examination of 30 expanded-time schools serving high-poverty populations with impressive track records of student success. The report demonstrates how these schools leverage their additional time in order to implement other critical reforms.