The Effect of Extended Day Services on Student Reading Achievement

Date of Award

Fall 12-18-2019

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Donna Brown



The use of extended day services has been implemented by many different schools. In this research project, eleven fourth grade students were placed in extended day programming, focusing on additional reading instruction for roughly four hours a week. The research question being “Does extended day reading instruction promote reading ability, based on NWEA data?” The results of the project were able to show, that students in extended day services did outperform their peers in reading growth, as well as class wide averages. Students that received extended day support, grew an average of 1 point more from fall to winter based on the NWEA. Although the additional growth is a positive, staff must look at the amount of growth and look for ways to improve the growth to be more significant.

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