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ERIC Number: ED538280
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug-8
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
High School Schedules. Research Brief
Muir, Mike
Education Partnerships, Inc.
Findings are mixed on the effectiveness of various scheduling models. These models include a traditional 7 or 8 period day, a block schedule with four classes meeting one day and another four meeting the next (A/B Block), a block schedule of four classes that meet every day for a term (4x4 Block), and several hybrid models. Some findings conclude most schools are happy with their transition to longer class periods, others that achievement and student attitude are improved, and others that the block schedule proved disastrous over traditional scheduling. Much has been written on lessons learned from Block Scheduling, mistakes schools have made, and steps schools might take to avoid those mistakes. The Center of Innovative School Scheduling and the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement are sources for that information. Annotated bibliographies and ERIC resources are included. (Contains 12 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)