More Learning Time is Key Factor to Raising Achievement
There is plenty of evidence demonstrating that more time in school can help students learn a broader set of skills and subjects. If you want the hard facts, check out our ELT research section. Not only does more learning time play a pivotal role in enabling a well-rounded education, we know that expanding learning time can lead to accelerated student achievement. At NCTL the role that time plays in providing students a strong academic, enriched education is what drives our work, but we are also aware that learning time is one factor combined with other elements that leads to a high-quality learning environment. In order to achieve that, we must focus on how we integrate more learning time in a way that raises educational quality and optimizes learning.
- When our team works with a school redesign team, they focus their work on the following key turnaround principles, that in concert with time, can drive school success forward: Incentivize a comprehensive school redesign through a thoughtful and strategic planning process
- Build strong teacher leadership and collaboration
- Use of data for goal-setting
- Enable teachers to target interventions and acceleration for individual students
- Develop a strong school culture with engaged students
More time used well in a combination with a larger school redesign strategy that supports effective teachers and leaders, accelerates student achievement and promotes school culture can be the secret sauce to improving our struggling schools.