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Block scheduling in North Carolina high schools

Chris P. Averett


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Block scheduling in North Carolina high schools by Chris P. Averett Download PDF EPUB FB2

Our school district adopted a "block schedule" for the High School several years ago, and then, 2 years ago, also adopted it for our Middle School. Several administrators referred to this specific book by name and, apparently, the author also came to make a presentation to staff about block by: Block scheduling is a reorganization of school time that is increasingly being adopted by North Carolina public high schools.

This report examines the extent of block scheduling in North Carolina high schools, advantages and disadvantages perceived by early implementers and students, instructional practices used in block-scheduled high schools, and policy issues.

This complete how-to book provides valuable, concrete ideas for subject area teachers while supporting administrative efforts to maximize opportunities using block scheduling. I highly recommend this book if your school is initiating, adapting, or question the block scheduling approach.

This book will reinvigorate your efforts to truly impact Cited by: In states such as Virginia and North Carolina, more than two-thirds of the high schools use alternative schedules. Although several hybrids and modifications of block scheduling exist, almost all represent some variation of two basic forms--the alternate-day schedule and the 4/4 semester schedule.

There was an explosion of exploration of and experimentation with the block schedule format. A survey by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction found that during the school year, six schools in the State of North Carolina or two percent of the states high schools were on a 4X4 block schedule.

This study provides an overview of the issues science teachers faced in the school year with the change to the block schedule in Wake County, North Carolina. The High School Journal, 83(1), 14– Available via Proquest (subscription required). Other Resources.

Block Scheduling, Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement The Effects of Full and Alternative Day Block Scheduling on Language Arts and Science Achievement in a Junior High School, Education Policy Analysis Archives.

Effects of Block Scheduling on Academic Achievement among High School Students. Although block scheduling has become increasingly popular in the past decade, only a few researchers have investigated its effect on academic achievement.

Therefore, this study was conducted to determine the effects of block scheduling on academic achievement between high school students who received instruction via a 4x4 block schedule and students who received instruction via a traditional by: High School Scheduling Models.

During the past 10 years, high schools across the country have begun to implement block schedules to address curriculum fragmentation. Many schools operate alternate-day schedules, the 4 X 4 semester plan, and many variations (For a detailed treatment of these plans see Canady and Rettig ).

Hello all. We are relocating to the Hendersonville area, we have 4 children, one of which is a junior in high school. It is bad enough for her to have to move her junior year but it is going to be terrible if she is unable to graduate on time due to the difference in day scheduling here and the block scheduling that they supposedly have in West Hendersonville anyone know of a high.

Education is full of ideas like year-round schooling, vouchers, and block scheduling, so it's important for administrators and educators to look at the pros and cons of an idea before implementing gies for one popular idea, block schedules, can help make the transition easier and more effective.

Block Scheduling School. If you haven’t had to deal with block scheduling, there’s a good chance you will. As ofmore than 50 percent of American secondary schools had changed or were considering changing from traditional scheduling to block schedules (Silver, Strong, Merenbloom &.

On the traditional schedule, each class met for five minute periods a week for a total of minutes every two weeks.

On block, each class met for 90 minutes on alternating days (three days one week, two days the next) for a total of minutes every two weeks. The case for block scheduling in high schools is being pushed from a variety of sources.

Some of these sources offer long lists of euphoric virtues of block scheduling without any hard data and without any serious consideration of the down side. Last year, all of Wake County's non-magnet high schools converted to similar 4-by-4 block scheduling.

Two-thirds of North Carolina's schools of distinction use block scheduling. Schools throughout the United States are adopting block or modular scheduling in dramatically increasing numbers. In contrast with the traditional daily six- seven- or eight-period schedule, a block schedule consists of three or four longer periods of daily instruction.

The three most common forms of block scheduling are. schools adopted some type of block schedule by the year (Lamkin & Saleh, ). Today, in many states, block scheduling continues to be a preferred choice of school schedule. In North Carolina over 75% of the high schools are on some type of block schedule (North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, ).

The block schedule. The 4 x 4 block schedule has grown rapidly in North Carolina, from about two percent of high schools (6) in to about sixty-five percent () of high schools in About one in three high schools use some form of block schedule.

In some states the number is much higher. Block Scheduling in High Schools A to study of schools in North Carolina found that students who attended schools with blocked schedules scored at least equal to and slightly higher in some subjects on end-of-course.

Example of A Blocked Schedule4x4 Schedule 7. What Do Schools Think of Block Scheduling?“At Kings Park High School, which serves 1, students in gradesit was the vision of the principal, John Merone, that led to the implementation of block scheduling. Two schools were selected because they were the first two of the three high schools in the county to adopt the block schedule instructional model.

The North Carolina End-of-Course Assessment instruments were used for data collection.Block Scheduling: A Catalyst for Change in High Schools, by Robert L. Canady and Michael D. Rettig, Eye On Education, Princeton, N.J.

The Copernican Plan Evaluated: The Evolution of a Revolution and The Copernican Plan: Restructuring the American High School, by Joseph M. Carroll, Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the.Now nearly 45 percent of the state's high schools use it; in neighboring North Carolina, nearly 40 percent of high schools use it.

Block scheduling also is used in a significant number of schools.