Expanded Learning in CA: Fostering Success Among High-Need Students

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The California Department of Education’s Expanded Learning Division is pleased to announce that the Expanded Learning in California: Fostering Success Among High-Need Students—2017 Executive Brief has been posted on CDE webpage. 

This brief contains important information regarding the Findings and other information that was included in the Statewide Evaluation—“Characteristics of Schools and Students Participating in After School Program 2017 Report” that was posted in December 2019. 

Some of the information includes the following:

  • How many schools and students are served by the program?
  • How often do participants attend the program?
  • Who do the programs serve?
  • How do the programs affect school attendance?

In addition, an important financial benefit highlighted in the brief states:

“The increases in school day attendance for expanded learning participants specifically is equivalent to $163,251,341 in ADA [Average Daily Attendance] funding for schools serving grades kindergarten through eight, and $19,978,204 for schools serving grades nine through twelve. Without this positive gain in school day attendance, grantee schools may have lost a total of $183,229,545 in ADA funding from the state.”

We hope you enjoy reading this brief and that it is helpful in promoting your programs within your community as well as sharing this with your local leadership about the impacts that high quality Expanded Learning Programs have on schools and students.