Date of Award


Document Type

Education 590 Project

Degree Name

Master of Education



First Advisor

Epps, Beverly

Major or Concentration



The purpose of this research was to identify key elements of after school remediation programs which impact student learning and increase student achievement as measured by standardized test scores. The goal of this research was to discover the essential components of effective after school programs, compare these findings to our current local after school program, and make recommendations for future improvement of after school remediation programs in our local school division. The research began with a review of literature concerning best practices for developing effective after school programs. After the key elements of effective after school programs were examined, the research findings were compared to current practices in my local elementary school. Benchmark test data of students who attended the after school remediation program in the 2010-2011 school year were examined and compared to end of the year standardized test scores in math and reading in order to measure the impact of the local after school program on student achievement. Finally, the information from the research was used along with the test data to make recommendations for improving the local after school remediation program.

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