ERIC Number: ED338387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: 0
Promising Practices and Programs for the Middle-Level Grades. Bulletin No. 91495.
This resource guide is the outcome of a 1989-1990 survey of school practices and programs that was distributed to all middle-level principals in Wisconsin public schools. The purposes of the survey were to assess the extent of middle-level programming in Wisconsin; highlight some needs in a school improvement effort; and share promising practices. Principals from 66 schools contributed more than 100 descriptions of programs and practices. A list of school districts and schools that participated in the survey is included. A discussion of program evaluation is followed by a list of professional support and resource organizations and six references. Then, the programs cited by the principals are described. The programs are divided into ten categories: (1) advisor-advisee programs; (2) at-risk strategies; (3) curriculum initiatives; (4) interdisciplinary teaming; (5) leadership: shared decision making; (6) orientation programs; (7) student activity programs; (8) student recognition programs; (9) community service programs; and (10) other programs and practices. Appended are the survey and follow-up letter that were used and the Wisconsin school district standards and administrative rules. (GLR)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Community Services, Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Extracurricular Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Leadership Responsibility, Middle Schools, Orientation, Preadolescents, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Surveys
Bureau for Teacher Education, Licensing, and Placement, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 125 South Webster Street, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Bureau for Teacher Education, Licensing, and Placement.