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Annual performance data shows that kids who regularly participate in high-quality learning opportunities beyond the traditional school day improve their academics and school attendance and become more enthusiastic learners.

Evaluation data from 2015 shows that kids in ExpandED Schools outpaced citywide gains in attendance1 and academics2 and showed significant growth in social-emotional competencies.3 The schools themselves outperform citywide averages on school climate ratings.4 And because our model leverages community resources, students get 35% more learning time at only 10% more cost.


1Based on comparison of change in school day attendance between 2012-13 and 2015-16 among NYC demonstration and Middle School ExTRA schools to citywide elementary and middle schools.

2Based on change in Math and ELA proficiency scores over the last four years (2012-13 to 2015-16) among students enrolled in our mature (NYC national demonstration schools) and on change in ELA proficiency rates over the last three years between 2013-14 (that start of that initiative) and 2015-16 among our literacy focused sites (MS ExTRA).

3Based on data collected from students enrolled in NYC national demonstration sites and MS ExTRA sites in the 2015-16 school year.

4Based on 2015-16 data from the NYC School Survey on strong family-community ties and trust among NYC national demonstration sites.