Type of Document Dissertation Author Arnold, Douglas E. II Author's Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org URN etd-32298-9044 Title Comparison of Achievement in 7a/B Block Scheduled schools and 7-Period Traditional Scheduled Schools In virginia Degree Doctor of Education Department Educational Administration Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Parks, David J. Committee Chair Eineder, Dale Committee Member Harris, Larry A. Committee Member Hoerner, James L. Committee Member Yardley, Dianne R. Committee Member Keywords
- Block Scheduling
- TAP Scores
Date of Defense 1998-04-10 Availability unrestricted AbstractThe American high school schedule of single-period classes
has remained mostly unchanged for over one hundred years.
In response to societal changes and reform movements, the
secondary school schedule is receiving renewed attention.
Block scheduling, the use of extended periods of time for
learning, is one response to school restructuring in
Virginia and throughout the nation. In Virginia, the 7A/B
block schedule is used by 23.3% of the high schools.
Although advocates have convinced school boards to adopt
this schedule, there is little hard data available to
assess its efficacy.
In this study the relationship between two types of
schedules(7A/B block and 7-period traditional) and student
achievement at the eleventh grade was examined.
No differences were found between the two schedules for
achievement as measured by the subscales of the eleventh
grade Tests of Achievement and Proficiency.
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