ERIC Number: ED427132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Impact of Overage Middle School Students. Research Brief #37.
A study was conducted to determine the impact of overage middle school students on middle schools. Four groups of educators were surveyed to determine their perceptions of the impact of overage middle school students. Questionnaires were returned by 183 teachers, 44 counselors, 24 principals, and 7 central office staff members, all of whom had substantial experience in middle schools. Teachers reported that overage students have a negative impact on social interactions, classroom management, instruction, and other students. Teachers also perceived that they needed assistance to provide effective instruction for these students. Counselors reported negative impacts on social interactions and on younger students. Principals noted impacts on discipline, test scores, student attitudes, and summer school programs. Central office administrators reported negative effects on budgeting, instruction, test scores, student attitudes, peer relations, school climate, discipline, programs, staffing, and summer school. (Contains two tables and three bar charts.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium, Richmond, VA.