I have been working over the last month with a professional learning community (PLC) to research potential scheduling models for our school. We figure the best way to do this is to ask the teachers what they need in a schedule, so that we have a metric to evaluate potential models. We sent out an open-ended survey which resulted in some interesting qualitative data, but thought we should have more quantitative data.
Our second survey aims to have teachers rank the importance of the various scheduling needs that they pointed out in the first place. Each need was ranked from 0 (“unimportant”) to 3 (“very important”). We have aggregated the live data into some spiffy Google Charts, which you should play with.