Results from a Two-Year Study of the Effects of Extended Learning Opportunities on Student Outcomes in New Hampshire

Research for Action

New Hampshire has become a leader in extended learning opportunities, an innovative approach to learning developed through workplace apprenticeships, online courses, independent studies, performance projects, internships and more. In this report, Research for Action provides a comprehensive analysis of ELO program effects in New Hampshire – specifically, how various components of district and school-level ELO implementation relate to student participation, and how ELO participation influences interim and longer-term student outcomes.

Extended learning opportunities are designed to expand the curriculum in powerful ways, separating learning from traditional school schedules and providing diverse students with varied and engaging contexts for acquiring new knowledge and skills.