Putting Summer To Work
NSLA Summer Quality Standards
- Summer Learning Loss Data - Lasting Consequences of the Summer Learning Gap (This is the research from which many of the references in other materials are drawn.)
- Program Effectiveness
- Summer Matters: How Summer Learning Strengthens Students’ Success
- Putting Summer to Work – 3 reports on summer learning and Common Core implementation, social-emotional learning and teacher/staff development
Summer Matters Evaluation-How Summer Learning Strengthens Students' Success
Summer Matters-Social Emotional
Summer Matters-Common Core
Summer Matters-Teacher Staff
Quick CASP: 4. Quality Improvement Plan Instructional Video
This short video discusses developing your Quality Improvement Plan — the final part of the Quick CASP process. During this phase, you’ll be drawing on your findings from both the Planning & Management Assessment and the Observation Assessment phases to identify a short list of impactful improvements you can make to your summer learning program.
Watch this video for suggestions on how to look at your earlier assessments, how to select improvement areas, and how to document your improvement plan. The video ends with a quick refresher on the Quality Improvement Process Cycle.
Quick CASP: 2. Observation Assessment Instructional Video
This short video walks you through the Observation Assessment portion of the Quick CASP. It includes tips on planning your observation period, what to look for during the observations, identifying program strengths, delivering feedback, and documenting areas for improvement. Watch this video as preparation for your Observation Assessment and ensure you have the right framework for reporting and utilizing your observations.
Quick CASP: 3. Planning and Management Assessment Instructional Video
This short video offers guidance on the Planning and Management Assessment portion of the Quick CASP. This part of Quick CASP asks you to look at the infrastructure supporting your program including goals, stakeholder communication, and planning processes.
Watch the video and get a better handle on the Planning & Management Assessment part of Quick CASP. This section deals with many of the unseen, but essential elements of a successful summer learning program.
Quick CASP: 1. Features Instructional Video
The video offers a short introduction to the purpose of the Quick CASP, its parts, and how to use it.
Watch the video and learn how the Quick CASP can benefit your program, and get an early look at the work you’ll be doing.