Date Approved

5-1-2002

Embargo Period

5-20-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Educational Leadership

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Lysik, Gerald

Subject(s)

Washington Township High School (Washington Township, N.J.); Block scheduling (Elementary); Schedules, School

Disciplines

Educational Leadership

Abstract

In 2002 the teaching staff at Washington Township High School were asked to participate in a survey that would determine what scheduling format would benefit the large population enrolled at their school. This report presents the results of an analysis of a needs assessment survey administered to the entire staff. The results of this mandatory survey were compiled manually and appear in tabular form. The analysis of the results of the teacher survey yields the following findings: most teachers felt that the "nine period day" scheduling option would best address the needs of WTHS with regard to mechanics and logistics. Secondly the staff felt that 4x4-block scheduling would best fit the current curriculum and allows for more instructional variety. Finally the majority of staff members view the nine period day as easier to implement and operate, it is clear that they have identified the 4x4 block as the best suited to delivering the curriculum and meeting the needs of the students.

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