ERIC Number: ED025840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of the Educational Program of a High School Using a Modular Schedule: A Follow-Up Study.
Speckhard, Gerald; Bracht, Glenn H.
Using data obtained from opinion questionnaires and standardized tests of educational development, attitudes, and critical thinking, a study was made in 1968 to test the findings of a 1965 study of students and teachers in two high schools--one experimental and one control--in the same school system in Colorado. Approximately 500 students were enrolled in the experimental school, which practiced modular scheduling, and 1300 in the control school. In addition to general problems of the total program, questionnaire items covered practices and problems of large group sessions, small group sections, supervised study, and unscheduled time. Analysis of the study's findings indicated that the experimental school's use of the modular schedule in 1968 was more consistent with expected practices than in 1965. The modular scheduling program was favorably received by both students and teachers. Except for critical thinking, students at the experimental school showed growth in academic achievement as well as or better than students in the control school. (JK)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Educational Programs, Educational Research, Factor Analysis, Flexible Scheduling, Followup Studies, High Schools, Large Group Instruction, Opinions, Program Evaluation, Small Group Instruction, Statistical Analysis
Laboratory of Educational Research, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80302 ($1.00).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Boulder Valley School District RE-2, Boulder, CO.