ERIC Number: ED315881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Study Hall Policy and Practice among Illinois Public High Schools.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
In response to questions raised by the Pupil Accounting System Advisory Group concerning the criteria for determining a day of attendance and whether study hall time should be counted when measuring attendance, the Illinois State Board of Education conducted a comprehensive survey to ascertain current study hall policy and practice among the state's public high schools. A questionnaire was mailed on April 26, 1989, to a random sample of 251 of the 681 public high schools in Illinois asking the school administrators to comment about study halls or the personnel who supervise them; the response rate was 95 percent. An analysis of the results indicates that: (1) 47 percent of the students had only one study hall per day while 37 percent had no study halls; (2) 80 percent of the schools did not allow the scheduling of back-to-back study halls; (3) for the most part, students were not permitted to skip a scheduled study hall; (4) students usually used study hall time for independent study; (5) only 31 percent of the schools had a policy that required each student to have at least one daily study hall; and (6) school administrators did not want to have students scheduled for more study halls. (KM)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois