ERIC Number: ED190784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Study of a Two Hour Time Block in Industrial Education. Final Report, September 1, 1976 through July 31, 1979.
Bruns, Frank; McMillen, Stephen
The major objective of this study was to determine if the achievement of students in a two-hour block would be comparable to students in a three-hour block. Data on student attitudes, attendance, and dropout rates were also gathered to see if there were any positive correlations between resultant data in these areas and student achievement in the two-hour block. Students in the two-hour block at Newport High School were paired with students in the three-hour block at vocational schools in Northern Kentucky. These students were then administered tests of aptitude, achievement, and attitudes. An analysis of the resultant scores indicated that the two-hour block is comparable to the three-hour block in terms of achievement in two of the three areas tested (drafting and graphic arts). The two-hour block appears to have a favorable effect upon the dropout rate and absenteeism; however, the results are inconclusive. (Evaluation forms and results are appended.) (Author/LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Bureau of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Newport Independent School District, KY.
Identifiers: Kentucky (Northern); Newport High School KY
Note: The High School IAV Self Form (Appendix I) is available from its author--Robert E. Bills, P.O. Box 1937, University, AL 35486 (write for price). For a related document see ED 146 427.