This continuum is illustrative only and not meant to represent all types of academic programs offered by OST providers.
|OST Academic Programming
|The Value of Out-of-School Time Programs Key Dimension Framework, Rand
(see Table 1)
|Part of Multipurpose and Academic Programs
|Part of Multipurpose Programs
|Part of Academic Programs
|Field Trips, STEM, Performing Arts, Entrepreneurship, Service Learning
|Students work with an instructor with specific content expertise. Instructors develop fundamental skills in a particular area.
|Students work independently and must request support, group size often depends on how many students opt-in on a given day, supervisor may be different each day as long as they can answer student questions.
|Group size of three students or less working with a consistent and trained tutor multiple times per week, using student data to inform instruction.
|Provide students with new experiences, opportunities, and skill development in the content area of focus.
|Complete homework assigned during school.
|Accelerate learning in a specific content area (usually math or literacy).
|Depends on Program