Block scheduling and its impact on graduation rates in Indiana public secondary schools

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dc.contributor.advisor McKinney, Joseph R. en_US Harkin, Linda Joan en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US 2011-06-03T19:26:25Z 2011-06-03T19:26:25Z 2001 en_US 2001
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 2001 .H37 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the graduation rates of secondary schools in Indiana in 1989-90 and to compare those graduation rates to those of 199798, to see if those schools that adopted block scheduling had experienced a difference in graduation rates either positively or negatively. A comparison was also made of graduation rates between schools adopting block scheduling for at least three years and traditional schools during this same time period. Further examination was made to determine if any specific type of block schedule had improved graduation rates. The size school was also a consideration as to the affect of block scheduling on graduation rates. The study also sought to determine if block scheduling had an impact on attendance rates, discipline incidents, pupil teacher ratio, or full time teacher equivalency, all factors aligned to reasons why students drop out of school.The population for this study consisted of 251 Indiana public secondary schools, 203 schools which maintained a traditional schedule and 48 schools identified by the Indiana Department of Education to have adopted block scheduling prior to or including 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98. Nine research questions accompanied by Null Hypotheses for each were determined and tested. All data collection were from the Indiana Department of Education through reports compiled and generated from information submitted annually by all public schools in Indiana. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Leadership
dc.format.extent vi, 79 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Block scheduling (Education) -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dropouts -- Indiana -- Prevention. en_US
dc.title Block scheduling and its impact on graduation rates in Indiana public secondary schools en_US Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
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