SIG Midwest Meeting: Increased Learning Time in High School, Part 4

Is There Ever Enough Time? This is one in a series of blog posts about the recent Midwest High School SIG Conference, held May 18-19, in Chicago. In our work for the National High School Center, we have begun a research and development cycle to better understand the barriers and potential solutions to individual instruction in high schools to maximize educators’ ability to meet all students’ needs. As part of that process, we have created a figure referred to as a “driver diagram” to develop a framework for identifying and designing conditions and resources to support educators who are striving to meet the improvement target, as defined below. At the Midwest SIG meeting, we presented the figure below and are in the process of drafting a white paper focusing on different approaches to addressing the challenge posed by the traditional high school master schedule.   To view our presentation, go to http://www.betterhighschools.org/MidwestSIG/agenda2pm.asp#Session4d. Guest Authors:  Becky Smerdon is founder and Managing Director at Quill Research Associates, LLC and a member of the National High School Center’s Editorial Team. Aimee Evan is a Senior Research Associate Quill Research Associates, LLC. Note: This blog post was originally authored under the auspices of the National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research (AIR). The National High School Center’s blog, High School Matters, which ran until March 2013, provided an objective perspective on the latest research, issues, and events that affected high school improvement. The CCRS Center plans to continue relevant work originally developed under the National High School Center grant. National High School Center blog posts that pertain to CCRS Center issues are included on this website as a resource to our stakeholders.

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