ERIC Number: ED168130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov-30
Reference Count: 0
A Comparative Analysis of the 45-15 Plan and the Traditional Calendar in the Prince William County Public Schools of Virginia. Executive Summary.
Evans, Robert A.; And Others
One objective of this study was to discover whether education of students on the 45-15 plan differed from that provided on the traditional schedule. Another objective was to assess the attitudes of the educators, parents, students, and business people of Prince William County toward the two plans. The educational evaluation compared, across calendars, indicators of student achievement and quality of education such as test scores, grades, failure rates, attendance, extracurricular activities, course offerings, pursuit of further education by high school graduates, and summer school attendance. Results showed that education afforded by the two plans did not differ, but attitudes about them were considerably polarized. Negative aspects of the 45-15 plan included potential problems involving student use of time outside of school, vacations and time spent with the family, and opportunities for part-time jobs. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Prince William County School Board, Manassas, VA.
Authoring Institution: Allen Corp. of America, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers: Virginia (Prince William County)