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Web-based Tool
The CTAT is a web-based observation tool that helps individual teachers understand how they are using time in their classrooms, and helps schools identify and capture effective time management strategies across classrooms.

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Excel Spreadsheet
Schools can use NCTL’s Seven Essential Elements of High-Quality Expanded Learning Time Schools Diagnostic Tool to assess the extent to which they currently practice these elements and to identify priority areas for improvement.

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Web-based Tool
A few minutes here and there each day add up. If your school schedules 30 minutes for transitions daily, that totals nearly three weeks of school each year. How is time allocated in your schedule? Use this tool to find out, and spark some interesting conversations with your staff.

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Rubric
Schools can face a dizzying array of community partners offering programs that vary in content, quality, and capacity. Use this tool to select future partners that may work with your students, and also assess your current partnerships.

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Rubric
Unlike tested subjects, little quantitative data exists to measure the quality of enrichment courses. Use this tool, developed from lessons learned at expanded time schools, to determine how well enrichments are implemented at your school.

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Guide
When schools are given the opportunity to add more time, many of them wish to create additional enrichment opportunities, but are unsure of the best ways to do so. Use this tool to learn from expanded schools as you decide what programs are best suited for your students.

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Rubric
More time on its own does not ensure quality collaboration. Use this tool to determine how well your school uses collaboration time, and search for ways to improve that time.


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Guidebook
Many expanded time schools schedule academic support periods for their students. Look through this step by step guide, developed by one of Edwards Middle School’s administrators, to discover how they implemented their Academic Leagues and turned around one of Boston’s lowest performing schools.

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