ERIC Number: ED032633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Grade Organization Patterns. ERS Reporter.
American Association of School Administrators, Washington, DC.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Information regarding grade organization patterns in 449 of the 515 school districts enrolling 12,000 or more pupils is reported in this national survey, which repeated a similar survey made in 1963. Results show that the predominant plan is that which follows the 6-3-3 pattern. Of interest are the four percent rise in the 4-4-4 or 5-3-4 middle school plan and the six percent rise in the 6-2-4 plan since the 1963 study was completed. When instructional and grouping practices of the surveyed districts are considered, however, some of the middle schools in the data may not qualify as bona fide "middle schools." No real conclusion can be drawn from this study on the questions of whether the junior high school is on the way out or whether the middle school is on the march. (LN)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Instructional Program Divisions, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, National Surveys, Public Schools, School Districts, School Policy
Educational Research Service, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (1-5 copies free, additional $0.25 each).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Washington, DC.; National Education Association, Washington, DC.