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Supporting Literacy in Out-of-School Time: Summary of Evidence

This review of existing research on literacy programs for out-of-school time (OST) was conducted as part of an initiative for Philadelphia. It includes evidence on literacy outcomes, staffing, and training needs for tutoring programs, after school and summer programs, and online literacy programs. There is also an OST Quality tool, which helps programs examine practices, approaches and conditions which research indicates lead to positive literacy outcomes:


Related Topics: 
Supportive Learning Environment
Activities that build cognitive development
Child and youth development
Summer Learning
School & Community Partnerships
Program Design and Management
Culturally Responsive Practice & Inclusion
Tracey Hartmann, Rachel Comly, Rebecca Neumann-Moore, and Elise Bowditch
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39 pages
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