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RP Group, 2020
The term "throughput" refers to the percentage of a student cohort who complete a course sequence within a set period after having begun that sequence at the same point in time. Under AB 705 the set period for observing throughput rates is described in law as "one year". While that time frame seems intuitive enough, the…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Quarter System, Semester System
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Gibbens, Brian; Williams, Mary A.; Strain, Anna K.; Hoff, Courtney D. M. – College and University, 2015
Curricula at most colleges and universities in the United States are scheduled according to quarters or semesters. While each schedule has several potential advantages over the other, it is unclear what effect each has on student performance. This study compares biology student performance during the two and a half years before and after the 1999…
Descriptors: Biology, Quarter System, Semester System, Scheduling
Dessoff, Alan – District Administration, 2011
For administrators, teachers, students and their families in some districts, summer isn't what it used to be. Trying to stem a "summer slide" of learning loss by students and also to avoid having to build more schools to cope with overcrowding, districts are operating on year-round schedules that shorten the traditional summer vacation…
Descriptors: School Schedules, School Districts, Competition, Year Round Schools
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Goldring, Michelle A. – College Student Journal, 2012
This study seeks to find if the structure of the demands of the quarter system impacts the levels of depression reported in the school's student body. That is, can the external and systemic stressors at be linked to levels of depressive symptoms? This study proposes that depressive symptoms may be linked to external stresses exerted on the student…
Descriptors: Assignments, Quarter System, Stress Variables, Depression (Psychology)
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Johnson, Marcus Lee; Kestler, Jessica L. – College and University, 2014
A number of U.S. higher education institutions are converting from quarter-to semester-based academic calendars; in fall 2012, seventeen Ohio institutions did so. Over a two-year time period, college student samples were recruited from a large, public, urban, Midwestern university that was undergoing a transition from a quarter-based to a…
Descriptors: Semester System, Quarter System, Transitional Programs, College Students
Stuart, Reginald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
When higher education professionals talk of states that put support for higher education high on the list of priorities, only lately has Ohio been able to include itself among the ranks of new movers and shakers. The Buckeye State, which boasts one of the nation's largest systems of public higher education, is embarking upon a new chapter in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quarter System, Public Colleges, Educational Quality
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Shapiro, Joel; Bray, Christopher – Continuing Higher Education Review, 2011
This article describes a model that can be used to analyze student enrollment data and can give insights for improving retention of part-time students and refining institutional budgeting and planning efforts. Adult higher-education programs are often challenged in that part-time students take courses less reliably than full-time students. For…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Students, Part Time Students, Enrollment Trends
Illinois Community College Board, 2005
Each Spring, community colleges report their opening spring term enrollment figures to the Illinois Community College Board on a brief web-based survey. These figures reflect only those students enrolled in credit courses that were operational on the census date (last day for course registration for regular classes). Enrollment for classes…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment Rate, Surveys, Comparative Analysis
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Mertes, Barbara F. – Junior College Journal, 1969
Descriptors: Quarter System, School Schedules, Student Attitudes, Two Year Colleges
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Heron, Bill – NASSP Bulletin, 1983
The author reviews the advantages and disadvantages of the quarter system and summarizes the conclusions of recent studies comparing the semester system to the quarter system. (JW)
Descriptors: Extended School Year, High Schools, Minicourses, Quarter System
Dundee Community Unit School District 300, IL. – 1974
This curriculum guide for the high schools in Community Unit School District 300, Dundee, Illinois, provides a description of the available programs, grading procedures, requirements for graduation, a semester to quarter conversion sheet, and course descriptions organized by department. (MLF)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Guides, Graduation Requirements, High Schools
Davidovicz, H. M. – 1972
The articles reviewed in this paper are a supplement to a previous publication on college and university calendars. This new data tends to strongly reinforce the crucial point made in the previous study that indicated that college and university administrators have advocated one system, then another, without adequate empirical follow-up of the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quarter System, School Schedules, Semester System
Letson, John W. – Compact, 1970
Describes Atlanta's year-round schools. (LR)
Descriptors: Extended School Year, Program Descriptions, Quarter System, Year Round Schools
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Davis, James R. – Journal of Higher Education, 1972
History of the academic calendar. (HS)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quarter System, School Schedules, Semester System
Curry, Jane Helen – 1976
This study investigated the relationship between the number of days spent in an elementary classroom and the reading achievement scores of pupils. Pupils attending a four-quarter, public elementary school for 200 days a year, kindergarten through sixth grade, were compared in reading with pupils attending school for 175 days per year; scores for a…
Descriptors: Attendance, Elementary Education, Quarter System, Reading Achievement
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