ERIC Number: ED414626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
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4-Block Scheduling: A Case Study of Data Analysis of One High School After Two Years.
This paper describes the 2-year outcomes of one high school's implementation of an intensive 4-block schedule. The study at Angola High School (Indiana) compared schoolwide grade-point averages (GPAs), standardized test scores, attendance data, and disciplinary records to school-baseline data from the 2 years prior to implementation of the block schedule. A questionnaire was administered to teachers and students before implementation of the new schedule, 3 months into the schedule, at the end of the first year, and at the end of the second year. Findings indicate significant improvement in schoolwide GPAs for all except two departments and improvement in semester exam grades. There was an almost 8 percent increase in the percentage of students on the honor roll; an increase in American College Testing Assessment scores, the Indiana State Proficiency Exams, and Scholastic Aptitude Tests; and improved attendance. Advanced Placement scores dropped slightly. Students, faculty, and parents expressed a high level of satisfaction with the new schedule. The data also suggest that extensive planning for the schedule and aggressive staff training were instrumental in achieving the improvements. (Contains 10 references and 20 figures.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, October 15-18, 1997).