The Additional Days School Year (ADSY) opportunity provides elementary schools in Texas with additional half-day funding to add up to 30 additional days of school to prevent summer slide. This effort is intended to impact students who tend to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. Realizing the complexity of expanding a school’s instructional model, the Texas Impact Network is working, in collaboration with the Texas Education Agency (TEA), to support a number of school systems across the state in implementation of expanding instructional days in either the 2021-2022 school year or during summer 2021. School systems were selected by TEA through the ADSY Planning and Execution Program application.
This page will house ADSY implementation resources developed for participants in the program but accessible to any interested school system.
Additionally, in response to the challenges of COVID-19, the Texas Impact Network worked with Education Resource Strategies (ERS) to develop a presentation to help school systems think through possible elementary school reentry models and the way additional days in the 2020-2021 school year could benefit student learning. A recording of the presentation, “No Time to Waste: Maximizing the Student Learning Experience in 2020-2021” and corresponding tools are provided below.