ERIC Number: ED264035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-1
Reference Count: N/A
A Needs Assessment for Transition from Elementary Schools to Middle Schools. Report No. 85:05.
Gardner, Philip; Carpenter, Robert
The purpose of this study was to assess both the needs of students in transition from elementary to middle school and the extent to which those needs were being met. A questionnaire was used to obtain the perceptions of 117 sixth-grade students, 64 parents of sixth-grade students, 37 parents of fifth-grade students, nine sixth-grade teachers, and four counselors in School District No. 69 (Qualicum), British Columbia, Canada. Findings generally point out that these students demonstrated many needs in their adjustment to the change in school. These needs were related to the new experiences and novel routines, a new organization of school, and new academic, social, and personal challenges. The other groups also perceived the students to have significant needs. These groups differed in their views of which needs were most important, and divergence was found among groups as to the degree to which particular needs were being met. Appendices include a summary of frequencies of response for all survey items, a set of questionnaire samples, and a computer answer sheet. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Counselor Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Elementary Schools, Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Grade 6, Intermediate Grades, Middle Schools, Needs Assessment, Parent Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Student Adjustment, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Transitional Programs
Educational Research Institute of British Columbia, 607 West Broadway, Suite 701, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4C2, Canada ($16.70).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Inst. of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Identifiers - Location: Canada