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ERIC Number: ED319509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul-3
Pages: 126
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Developing and Implementing a Middle School Program To Improve the Achievement of Students in Grade Six through Grade Eight.
Arrington, Alpheus, Jr.
This practicum report describes the development and implementation of a middle school program in King and Queen County in Virginia's Middle Peninsula designed to improve the achievement of sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students whose achievement scores were consistently lower than national and state averages. A literature review and interviews were conducted as a basis for discussion of the problem and presentation of intervention strategies. Solution strategies included: (1) implementation of in-service training designed to increase teachers' and administrators' knowledge of effective instructional practices appropriate for middle school students; (2) development and implementation of curriculum guides in mathematics and science for grades 6-8; and (3) establishment of regular meetings to improve the continuity of the middle level program. Terminal objectives were achieved in reading for grades 6-8 and in mathematics and science for 8th grade. Sixth through eighth grade achievement scores increased from March, 1988 to March, 1989. Curriculum guides in mathematics and science for grades 6 through 8 were developed and used. In-service training workshops were conducted and grade-level "articulation meetings" were held on a regular basis. (RH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia