TOWNSEND -- School Board members listened to a presentation on possible scheduling changes at North Middlesex Regional High School Monday night.
For the last six years, the school has employed a block schedule of four, 87-minute classes per day over two semesters of six months. Elective classes run in quarters. Battye said it allows students to achieve high, but not grow well.
Administrators have reviewed new cognitive and educational research, distributed a Visions and Values survey and looked into Common Core and Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers testing.
PARCC testing, which will be implemented along with the Common Core in the state, requires four tests during the school year that, according to Battye, should show improvement.
A schedule that carries disciplines throughout the school year, she said, would suit that better.