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  1. Alternative or Block Scheduling - Mathematics Education at The Math Forum
    The Math Forum's suggested sites on block scheduling, including Web resources, articles and reports, and discussions. more>>

  2. Block Scheduling - Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI)
    CAREI, part of the College of Education & Human Development of the Univ. of Minnesota, offers information for educators and administrators currently using the block system, as well as for schools considering switching from a schedule having 6, 7 or more classes per day. Included are answers to frequently asked questions, a discussion group, a list of schools around the country currently using block scheduling, a comprehensive research report on block scheduling, research literature reviews, and links to the latest positive and negative research available on the Web. more>>

  3. Education Reform Links: Block Scheduling - Beauregard Parish, Louisiana Public Library
    A collection of annotated links to information (pro and con) about block scheduling. "Classes would be longer than the traditional approximate one hour. Examples are 75 minutes, 90 minutes and 110 minutes. There are many ways the school year could look. On one model called a 4 x 4, the students take four classes in the fall and four different classes in the spring. This way eight classes can be completed in one year. Another model could have four classes meeting on MWF and four more on TTh. The next week the MWF classes would meet on TTh, etc. continuing all year. Eight classes can be completed in one year in this model also." more>>

  4. Eric Digest 104: Block Scheduling - Karen Irmsher
    A 1996 article, with a bibliography: What's wrong with the traditional day? What is Block Scheduling? What are its advantages and challenges? What advice do experts have for making the change? more>>

  5. Prisoners of Time - U.S. Dept. of Education
    Report of the National Education Commission on Time and Learning, April 1994, established as an independent advisory body to study the relation between time and learning in American schools. "The degree to which today's American school is controlled by the dynamics of clock and calendar is surprising, even to people who understand school operations..." See also the research behind the report: What we know and what we need to know, and Schools Making Time Work for Students and Teachers, a paper that provides extensive descriptions of 15 elementary schools, 15 middle and high schools, 4 school districts, and 6 technology & other programs. more>>


 
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  1. 39 ERIC Citations for Block Scheduling - Catholic University of America
    These citations are divided into the following categories: Research Reports for Block Scheduling; Identifiers (ERIC controlled vocabulary term); Title Phrase; Free Text Phrase; and Copernican Plan. Directions for ordering ERIC journals and documents cited ...more>>

  2. ap-calc - The College Board, Math Forum
    The Advanced Placement Calculus mailing list is hosted by The College Board and archived by the Math Forum. Designed for pre-college students preparing for AP tests, the level of discussion and the explicit relation to the college sequence may also make ...more>>

  3. Block Schedules and Student Performance on AP Examinations - Robert Smith and Wayne J. Camara - collegeboard.com, Inc.
    Download a PDF article that concludes that "[t]he instructional schedule does affect student grades on the four AP Examinations in this 1998 study after they have been adjusted for group differences in student ability. The results from this study generally ...more>>

  4. Block Scheduling Archive - Teacher Education Center, Academy One
    A professional development discussion: several math teachers share their experiences with block scheduling. ...more>>

  5. Block Scheduling Effects on a State Mandated Test of Basic Skills - Veal, Schreiber; Education Policy Analysis Archives
    A study that examined the effects of a tri-schedule on the academic achievement of students in a high school. The tri-schedule consisted of a traditional, 4x4 block, and hybrid schedules running at the same time in the same high school. The effectiveness ...more>>

  6. Block Scheduling Resources - Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District
    A collection of reports and discussions about block scheduling, and links to schools that use it. ...more>>

  7. Block Scheduling: Structuring Time To Achieve National Standards in Mathematics and Science - Bernard Durkin
    The national standards for science and mathematics education call for sufficient instructional time for inquiry-oriented activities, accompanying discussion, and explanations of concepts involved. Several of the standards will require increased time to ...more>>

  8. The Case Against Block Scheduling - Jeff Lindsay
    An analysis and opinions. Sections include: Nature of the Problem, reviews of case studies (including Bateson's Canadian studies), Advantages of Block Scheduling, Suggestions for Improved Use of Time, Comments From Around the Country, Questions to Ask ...more>>

  9. Discussion of Block Scheduling - Kidsphere K-12 Mailing List
    Dan Johnson, a teacher, describes block scheduling in his school: over 90% of faculty and students favored the new schedule. Discussion of some advantages and disadvantages. ...more>>

  10. One School's Method for Success - Tere Burton
    A report prepared as supplementary material to the AFT Professional Educator's Group Online Conference on Block Scheduling April 11, 1995. Outlines advantages and drawbacks of block scheduling. ...more>>

  11. The Power of Innovative Scheduling - Robert Lynn Canady; Educational Leadership Journal
    A November 1995 article. "Alternative schedules may not add hours to the school day, but they can vastly improve the quality of the time students spend at school." Issues facing all schools; scheduling tips for elementary, middle and high schools; references. ...more>>

  12. School Restructuring and Block Scheduling - Mabbott, others
    Conversations from the Web discussion geometry-pre-college. Art Mabbott extends an invitation to teachers who have tried longer class periods to share their results (October 1994). See also Restructuring Time for Math Class, comments, ideas and suggestions ...more>>


 
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