Extended-day, reading mandate show some positive results in Fla.

01/23/2014 | Education Week (tiered subscription model)

A legislative study in Florida shows that test scores have risen for 73 of 100 elementary schools that were required to add an hour to the school day for reading instruction. Some results were mixed, such as only 20 of the 100 schools with extra time outperformed schools with similar demographics. "That extra time for reading instruction was really important for us," said Kathy Shuler, who oversees school transformation in the Orange County district.

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