A comparison between selected 4 x 4 block schedule schools and seven -period traditional schools as measured by the public schools in North Carolina End of Course Tests in Algebra and Biology

George Humphries Ellis, Fayetteville State University

Abstract

A Comparison Between Selected 4 x 4 Block Schedule Schools and Seven-Period Traditional Schools as Measured by the Public Schools in North Carolina End-of-Course Tests in Algebra and Biology (Under the direction of Ernest McNeill.) ^ The purpose of this study was to compare test scores of students on the 4x4 block schedule and students on the seven-period traditional schedule using the End-of-Course testing program scores in the North Carolina ABC accountability model to determine if significant differences exist. The tested areas this researcher examined were Algebra I and Biology in an urban school system. ^ The population in the study was extracted from data files of four schools in the Cumberland County School System, Fayetteville, North Carolina. They were Terry Sanford Senior High School and Seventy First Senior High School, which are on the traditional seven-period day schedule, as well as South View Senior High School and Jack Britt Senior High School, which are on the 4x4 block schedule. The scores on the End-of-Course Tests in Algebra I and Biology over the period of 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 were compared. ^ The conclusion of the study indicated that there was a significant difference in student achievement for all students, minority, non-minority, female, and male in Algebra I on the 4 x 4 schedule versus all students, minority, non-minority, female, and male in Algebra I on the traditional schedule. There was a significant difference in student achievement for minority students in Biology on the 4 x 4 schedule versus minority students in Biology on the traditional schedule. There was no significant difference in student achievement for all students, non-minority, female, and male students in Biology on the 4 x 4 versus all students, non-minority, female, and male in Biology on the traditional schedule. ^

Subject Area

Education, Mathematics|Education, Administration|Education, Sciences

Recommended Citation

Ellis, George Humphries, "A comparison between selected 4 x 4 block schedule schools and seven -period traditional schools as measured by the public schools in North Carolina End of Course Tests in Algebra and Biology" (2004). ETD Collection for Fayetteville State University. AAI3287764.
http://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/dissertations/AAI3287764

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