My subject for action research will be to study the benefits and drawbacks of block scheduling in the middle school. Some guiding questions I will use through the process of research will be as follows:
Which classes would benefit most from being blocked and why?
Will block scheduling increase student achievement?
Will block scheduling improve school climate?
Will block scheduling help to improve discipline issues?
What type of effect will this have on teachers?
How would this affect the campus?
Research in this particular area, could not only serve the students academically, but the campus as a whole. The goal of block scheduling is to lengthen instructional time in classrooms, therefore, seeing a higher rate of student achievement across the board in core subjects.