ERIC Number: ED248609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Grade Organization Patterns in Schools: A Review of the Research.
Hawkins, Joseph A.; And Others
Due to inconclusive data, inconsistent findings, and a lack of relevant empirical studies, no definite conclusions could be drawn in this research review of school grade organization effects. The review specifically sought research that could illuminate the effects of elementary and middle school grade organization on student achievement, parent and student satisfaction, program costs, and student attitudes and self-concept. The bulk of the document contains exhibits: (1) a letter from Phi Delta Kappa; (2) summaries of middle school research; (3) general articles on grade organization across all grades ("think" pieces, not empirical studies); (4) the executive summary of a report by Dr. John Riew, entitled "Intermediate vs. Middle Schools: An Analysis of the Relative Costs in the Montgomery County Public Schools"; and (5) summaries of selected research studies on the effects of different grade organization on students and parents. (DCS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD. Dept. of Educational Accountability.
Note: Attached exhibits may not reproduce well.