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ASES Prep
Elementary After School Education and Safety Preparatory
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
Transformative after school programming through data-driven instruction
and intervention.
Presentation to the Board of Education by Mark Hernandez and Sue Jin Kim
October 10, 2011, 6:30 PM
Introduction to ASES
The After School Education and
Safety program is the result
of a 2002 voter-approved
initiative, Prop 49, to fund
the establishment of before
and after school education
and enrichment programs.
NLMUSD was granted 1.35
million dollars in 2010 to
continue the work it has been
doing with students after
school at the elementary.
ASES Prep is NLMUSD’s
elementary after school
intervention program which
is offered at the following
elementary schools:
Chavez, Dolland,
Edmondson, Foster Road,
Glazier, Johnston, Lampton,
Moffitt, Morrison, New
River, Nuffer, Sanchez
Mission Statement
In collaboration with educators, families, and the community, the mission and vision of the
After School Education and Safety Preparatory for the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School
District, is to help close the Achievement Gap in K-12 Education by focusing on student
academic performance through data-driven instruction, exposure to higher education social
emotional support, and opportunities for students to become life-long learners.
Sample ASES Prep Schedule
Time
Activity
3:00 – 3:20 PM
Snack / Recess
3:30 – 4:30 PM
Homework / Electives
4:30 – 4:45 PM
Physical Activity/
Structure play
4:50 – 5:10 PM
Mini-Lesson
5:10 – 5:45 PM
Centers / Guided Reading /
Computer Lab
5:45 – 6:00 PM
DRTA
HOMEWORK SUPPORT
Students receive 1 hour of homework time and support. Additional homework time is provided during
study hall and center time. In some classes, small groups are pulled during homework time.
MINI LESSONS
After School Educators conduct mini lessons every day for 15 – 20 minutes to develop
conceptual understanding through the instruction of a specific skill.
Mini Lesson Curriculum Materials
Standards Plus, Time For Kids, Vocabulary and Comprehension by Practice Makes Perfect, &
teacher-created materials
Small Group / Guided Reading
After School Educators pull students into small groups to provide small group instruction and
guided reading to reinforce mini-lessons and reading skills.
CENTERS
Students rotate through 3 – 4 different standards based workstations /centers to reinforce new
concepts. Previous standards are also spiraled into center rotations. Curriculum materials
include Mountain Language, Take It To Your Seat Literacy Centers, and teacher created materials.
DRTA – DIRECTED READING THINKING ACTIVITY
After School Educators model the use of meta-cognitive strategies to support students in
learning reading strategies (i.e. Self-questioning, predicting, summarizing, etc.)
ENRICHMENT
After School Educators facilitate enrichment clubs 1 or more times a week to extend learning
into different disciplines and topic areas. Students rotate through different clubs that range from
Science, Astronomy, Multicultural Studies, Sports, Karaoke, and more!
COLLEGIATE CULTURE
After school educators adopt a college in their classrooms creating a culture of higher education
through consistent exposure to college themes and discussions.
Making College a Reality
Every ASES Prep Program visits one or more universities during the course of the year to allow
students to make direct connections to their future.
After Schools Got Talent
ASES Prep’s District-Wide Talent Show focuses on highlighting and showcasing the talent of our
youth and community. This year, it will be held at Excelsior Auditorium on Wednesday, April
25th, 2011 in the evening.
PROGRESS MONITORING AND DATA
Cycles of Inquiry are ASES Prep’s primary form of monitoring student progress through biweekly assessments on singular standards.
COI Pacing Guide and Alignment with District’s
Units of Study
ASES Prep’s COI are aligned with the District’s Units of Study to allow content standards to be
previewed by students prior to regular day instruction.
Leadership & Professional Development
ASES Prep’s monthly professional development provides training to tutors on classroom
management, lesson planning, objective writing, data analysis, SDAIE,
Broadening Our Scope: Cultural Cognizance
and Counseling Services
As part of Institute, our week-long Site Lead and Tutor training series, the team was asked to
conduct a “community walk” to get a better understanding of the students they serveIn addition,
the program is offering free parent/child workshops in the Spring and is in the process of
building partnerships with local universities to provide counseling services to students after
school.
ASES vs. Non ASES Data
Data plays a significant role in the decision making that takes place in ASES Prep include those
around instruction, curriculum, and intervention. Our most recent analyses of ASES vs. NonASES data shows promising results which suggests that students who receive supplemental
instruction after school performed better on state-testing.
ASES Prep Online
www.nlmusd.org/ases

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