School of Education
Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction (EdD)
John C. Bartlett
PowerHour, SMART lunch, single lunch period, organized activities, Alternative Lunch, Traditional Lunch
Lowe, Kristina Nicole Boone, "The Effect Of Alternative Lunch Schedule and Traditional Lunch Schedule On North Carolina School English II and Math I End Of Course Test Scores" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3381.
This casual comparative design study examined the impact of the type of lunch schedule, traditional or alternative, had on EOC scores for English II and Math I in North Carolina schools. A convenience sample of 132 schools from an archival data set obtained from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Using a casual comparative design, two independent samples t tests were conducted to examine the difference in English II and Math I EOC scores between two groups. The data analysis resulted in a failure to reject Null Hypothesis One and failure to reject Null Hypothesis Two. Recommendations for future research include expanding the research to include additional schools, conducting the study longitudinally, using a national test such as SAT or PSAT, utilizing a qualitative design.