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Title: Implementing the extended school day policy in Florida's 300 lowest performing elementary schools
Description: Since 2014, Florida law has required the 300 elementary schools with the lowest reading performance to provide supplemental reading instruction through an extended school day. This study found that in 2014/15, on average, the lowest performing schools were smaller than other elementary schools and served higher proportions of racial/ethnic minority students and students eligible for the federal school lunch program. Schools reported using a variety of strategies to comply with the extended school day policy such as increasing reading instruction time each day, increasing staff, providing professional development for teachers, and providing instruction in the extra hour that differed from instruction during the rest of the day. Increased professional development and curricular and pedagogic changes were identified as indirect benefits of implementation.
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Cover Date: March 2017
Web Release: March 28, 2017
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Publication #: REL 2017253
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Center/Program: REL
Associated Centers: NCEE
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Type of Product: Making Connections
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Amy Johnson.