ERIC Number: EJ630006
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
The Efficacy of Philadelphia's K-to-8 Schools Compared to Middle Grades Schools.
Offenberg, Robert M.
Middle School Journal, v32 n4 p23-29 Mar 2001
Natural experiments explored the effects of attending public Philadelphia K-to-8 schools or public middle schools on eighth- and ninth-grade achievement. Found that students attending K-8 schools had higher reading, mathematics, and science achievement than students attending middle schools serving similar communities. Suggested that number of students in a grade rather than school size contributed to the difference. (KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)