Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
Elementary school Gifted and Talented (GT) education programs enrich the quality and effectiveness of public school institutions by providing qualitatively different approaches to traditional classroom education and a more aggressively paced curriculum to children who exhibit high academic and creative ability. Typically, this is provided through enrichment classes which take place during the regularly scheduled class day. Due to this, schools which provide these services often encounter a series of complex scheduling challenges as students come from different classes and different grades to attend GT enrichment classes, each having varying schedules and varying availabilities. Using ad hoc techniques to address these challenges proves to be extremely time consuming and inefficient due to the tightly constrained nature of elementary school class scheduling. In this study, we model the problem as an integer-linear program in order to provide an accurate means of efficiently identifying feasible schedules for GT instructors.
Townsley, Rachel, "Identifying feasible schedules for elementary school gifted and talented education programs" (2011). Industrial Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses. 14.