School Day And Student Achievement Essay

708 Words Sep 26th, 2016 3 Pages
A longer school day has been a topic of discussion for a long time now. In the case of the Ipsid Elementary School district, the curriculum coordinator suggests that the district lengthen the school day by forty minutes. After an in-depth presentation of research supporting the relationship between the longer school day and student achievement, the superintendent agreed with lengthening the day and proposed the change for the new school year. Implementation of the extension to the school day can be approached several ways. One way would be to extend the length of the academic classes. The idea behind this would give the teachers additional time to use project based learning activities or increase the implementation of collaborative lessons. Another option would be to use the additional time to schedule activities, clubs, and tutorial help. I would choose the latter method. I believe the students would benefit from structured clubs and activities to supplement their school day. Many students do not have the opportunity to stay after for activities. The extended day time would be an opportunity for the students to participate in activities that are of interest to them. This time could also be used as remedial help for the students in need. The activities can be schedule on a six week rotating basis, allowing the students the opportunity to try a variety of different options. Some research says, student achievement is directly correlated with academic engaged time. Everett,…

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